I’m so excited that summer is finally here in the Bay Area, and I mean a real summer with warm weather and sunshine and not the typical “June gloom” fog and cold wind we got last year.
This also means the farmers markets are busting out with colorful produce (although a bit strapped for some […]Read the full post →
As a wannabe food photography, I was geeking all over the new special exhibit at The Tech Museum of Innovation dedicated to the photography of the popular Modernist Cuisine photo book series.
The exhibit, “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine,” opens today and runs through Sept. 1 at the museum in San Jose. Yesterday I […]Read the full post →
The story: For many years, the French restaurant Fleur de Lys was the place many people went for a special, celebratory dinner. And why not? The atmosphere with the dramatic draped tenting creates a festive but elegant dining room, which featured the award-winning food of celebrated Chef Hubert Keller. Chef Keller’s dishes gained him notoriety, […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant changed its name to Crawfish Fusion.
The story: Crawfish is a Louisiana staple, where it’s affectionately known as “mudbugs.” In San Francisco, you can find crawfish boils at Vietnamese restaurants, which seem odd, at first, until you understand that Vietnamese immigrants worked the shrimp industry along the Gulf and have adapted the […]Read the full post →
The story: This popular neighborhood sushi spot originally started in Bernal Heights, opened by sushi veteran Tim Archuleta and his wife, Erin. Starting out with a catering company, the couple opened Ichi Sushi in 2010 and word quickly spread about the fresh and creative sushi, especially the nigiri. Earlier this year, Archuleta opened in larger quarters in […]Read the full post →
The story: Making cocktails cool, Jason Henton, Scott Baird and Josh Harris – a.k.a. “the Bon Vivants” – created an eclectic playground called Trick Dog. Drawing crowds out the door since it opened in the booming food corridor of 20th and Florida Streets near Central Kitchen and Flour + Water, Trick Dog gained […]Read the full post →
What is it? A walking food and drink tour of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood from Avital Tours.
Why I went? There’s a lot of food tours these days, but this one focused on a neighborhood known more for its tie-died history than its culinary authority. I don’t get to the Haight-Ashbury too often, so […]Read the full post →
The Story: Pioneering food blogger Chez Pim aka Pim Techamuanvivit wanted to bring the food of her birthplace to her adopted home of the San Francisco Bay Area, opening the ambitious Kin Khao Thai Eatery in the Parc 55 Hotel in the city’s touristy Union Square.
Why I went: Apparently, I’m the last blogger […]Read the full post →
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- A Review of Plenty Cafe in Oakland
- First Look at Jinya Ramen Bar in San Jose
- A Review of New All-Day Pub Duchess Oakland in Rockridge
- A Refuge for Coffee Lovers and Refugees at 1951 Coffee Shop in Berkeley
- Warming Up with My Bourbon Beef Cheeks Pot Pie Recipe
- Review of Brunch at Finn Town in San Francisco