From the monthly archives: April 2013

SAN MATEO, Calif.
Since I don’t own a car, I basically focus my eating adventures around San Francisco and the East Bay. But recently I caught a ride with my friend Sandy of Foodhoe’s Foraging as we met up with another foodie friend Edda in San Mateo.

Edda of A Housewive’s Tale blog […]

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It’s like an artist took a brush dipped in amber and carefully – ever so carefully – painted a chicken to make it glow like a warm sunset.

But it’s more than the beauty of the roasted chicken that came to our table at the San Francisco institution Zuni Cafe. Yes, the seasonal greens gave […]

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ST. HELENA, Calif.
I’ve never dined at a three Michelin-star restaurant, which is the highest honor bestowed by the annual Michelin Guide to dining from France. So I figured there’s no better time than now.

Everyone knows The French Laundry in Napa Valley, which is why it’s still one of the hardest […]

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One of the Asian cuisines that is still somewhat of a mystery to many is Filipino food. But there seems to be an upswing of interest, especially after watching Filipino-American Chef Sheldon Simeon get far in the recent season of “Top Chef.” (I rooted for him because he’s from Hawaii!)

When I was growing […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
The L.A. restaurant Red Medicine has gotten a lot of attention lately, but not necessarily for its food.

The stylish spot in Beverly Hills recently started tweeting the names of guests who don’t show up for their reservations. The public shaming has garnered debate and attention, which Red Medicine’s GM […]

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ARCADIA, Calif.
When looking for good Chinese food in Southern California, people often point visitors to the San Gabriel Valley area.

The valley is more than an hour east of the coast, which is where I was staying when I recently visited my sister in Marina Del Ray. So it was an inconvenience to […]

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LOS ANGELES
Michael Voltaggio’s signature restaurant Ink doesn’t look like something one would think came from a previous Top Chef winner, and thus, a celebrity chef (I expected a lot of glamour and celebrity friends). But if you’re familiar with Voltaggio from his time on the Bravo reality show, Ink is exactly the […]

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VENICE, Calif.
The tiny strip of Abbot Kinney is a hipster epicenter in Southern California’s Venice Beach, with cute boutiques, artsy bars, an Intelligentsia coffee bar, and fashionable restaurants.

But the hipster anchor has got to be Gjelina, a neighborhood restaurant serving up California-Mediterranean food to celebrities and out-of-towners since opening in 2008.

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