From the monthly archives: October 2013

HONOLULU
Most locals don’t venture into touristy Waikiki unless it’s to dine at some place special, with the many upscale restaurants inside hotels.

You can add the Park Restaurant to that list. But the two-month-old restaurant is interesting and ambitious enough that locals might consider going more often than just celebration dinners.

Inside the […]

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HONOLULU
I get a lot of dim sum when I visit Honolulu because that’s what my Mom likes for lunch. And during my week on the islands, I probably ate at four different dim sum places.

For some reason, I felt like the quality of dim sum in Hawaii has gone downhill since my […]

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HONOLULU
Whenever I visit my family in Hawaii, I always complain about how there are so few new restaurants compared to the flurry of restaurant openings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

So when I was visiting this week, my brother suggested I try a new ramen shop that was only two weeks old.

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HONOLULU
While visiting family in Hawaii, I decided I wanted to get a nice seafood dinner. I mean, we’re on an island surrounded by the sea so there must be good fish to be had.

Growing up, Nimitz Highway was always a freeway that ran through the industrial area on the southern part of […]

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The only thing I really know about Emeryville — the tiny city by the bay adjacent to Oakland and Berkeley — is that it has a lot of new condo developments and it’s the home of Pixar.

It’s not a real dining destination despite the rest of the Bay Area being known as a […]

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Weekend brunch is a major event in San Francisco, with many popular spots crowded with people (some just waking up from a night out) standing in front waiting to get in.

Nopa, with its pedigree as one of the most buzz-worthy neighborhood restaurant since it opened its doors, could be considered a major player in […]

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San Francisco’s Charles Phan of Slanted Door fame is becoming a true restaurateur, opening up several restaurants in the city of varying formats. While most of them stay trued to his Chinese-Vietnamese heritage (Out the Door, the defunct Wo Hing General Store), his latest Hard Water is a bit of a departure.

Hard […]

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It was another weekend of food truck dining for me when I went to the Battledish: Beta Tasting event in San Mateo yesterday.

“Battledish” is a new event from the people behind Dishcrawl, a foodie night out dining at mystery restaurants in one neighborhood. Battledish, as far as I can determine, is a battle […]

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Tekka, a longtime sushi restaurant run by an old Japanese couple, is one of those places people don’t want to talk about that often – because they don’t want the word to get out and bring more crowds to the popular inner Richmond spot.

With only 11 seats, this indiscreet hole-in-the-wall has so many rules […]

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