From the monthly archives: February 2013

With the weather warming up as spring approaches, dining in the streets is a popular option on Friday nights, especially in Oakland ever since the arrival of Off The Grid.

First made popular in San Francisco, OTG is the festive food truck gathering connecting innovative vendors with hungry pop-up-crazed food lovers in the bay. […]

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Premium desserts and pastries are on the upswing in San Francisco, with openings of stylish spots such as Craftsman & Wolves and Tout Sweet (inside Macy’s) within the past year. The latest to join this wave of sweet spots is b. patisserie by Belinda Leong.

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There’s always been a touch of Hawaii along Clement Street in San Francisco’s Richmond District, what with the Asian community’s fondness toward the 50th state. But with last year’s opening of Grindz, Hawaiian food has been polished and reinterpreted for Californians.

I stumbled upon Grindz a few weeks ago when I was looking for lunch […]

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UPDATE: This restaurant closed in late 2014.

You’d think that a restaurant that emphasizes local seafood would be along the Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf, but Local’s Corner is found at Bryant and 23rd in San Francisco’s Mission District.

From the same people behind Local Mission Eatery – which focuses on sustainable seasonal ingredients from the […]

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Today, Christians start observing the 40 days of Lent. But last night Christians and non-Christians alike celebrated Fat Tuesday with parties, good food, and lots of drinking.

I got into the fun by checking out the Boxing Room’s mini Mardi Gras festivities, and joining me was my food blogging friend Sandy of Foodhoe’s Foraging. […]

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Oakland is in the middle of a restaurant boom, with several major openings in just the last few weeks. But none has been as anticipated as Duende, the restaurant and bar by former Oliveto chef Paul Canales.

The large restaurant, next door to Flora and kitty corner from the Fox […]

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With Chinese (or Lunar) New Year just around the corner (it’s Sunday, Year of the Snake), I thought I should do a demo of a Chinese dish. While this particular dish isn’t traditionally served during the new year celebration, it’s still one of my favorite things to eat.

Lo mai gai, which literally translates […]

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Awhile back during the holidays, I had my hands on some wheels. And while I typically would go far searching for ramen, this time I was craving xiao lung bao, the delicious juicy Chinese soup dumplings.

And when searching for XLBs, it makes it easy when a restaurant has it right in its name. Someone […]

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