From the monthly archives: June 2014

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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