From the monthly archives: July 2014

Sometimes there is such a thing as TOO MUCH success.

Take the case of La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival. For the last five years, the Mission incubator for small businesses/food entrepreneurs has drawn thousands and thousands of people for a massive block party on the streets of the Mission District.

It’s going […]

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The story: The people behind Sons & Daughters near Union Square opened a casual dining spot in North Beach, taking up the location that for many years was the fabled Washington Square Bar and Grill. The Square pays homage to that history, but the food is definitely an extension of the seasonal, local philosophy that […]

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When it gets hot in the Bay Area with warmth reminiscent of my Hawaiian childhood, my first thought goes to shaved ice (not ice cream).

If you’ve been to Hawaii, you know shaved ice is that simple, colorful treat of shaved ice with syrup for flavor. It’s grown over the years to include things like […]

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The story: San Francisco’s Japantown has seen an influx of ramen imports coming from far and wide after years of being bypassed by ramen diehards for the Peninsula and South Bay. The latest addition came last month in the form of Shalala Ramen, which is the second location of the three-year-old Shalala in Mountain View.

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It’s been awhile, but I finally got off my butt and put together a new video for my subscribers on my YouTube channel. It’ll be interesting to see what you all think when you see that I cook (again) with Spam!

This time I make a fried rice dish with Spam but add […]

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UPDATE: This restaurant closed in early November 2015.

The story: The people who made tacos hip with their Tacolicious restaurants now want to do the same with Chinese food, specifically Taiwanese-style street food through the restaurant Chino. (Note: The name officially has the Spanish-style punctuation where an exclamation point is seen first and last, […]

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The story: Seattle-born Paul Krug moved to New York a few years ago and began craving the food of his hometown, specifically the teriyaki sauce prevalent in Seattle’s Japanese (and later) Korean cuisine. He opened up Glaze in Manhattan offering up a casual spot to find so-called Seattle-style teriyaki using fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s now grown to three […]

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Where was I? On Tuesday night, I joined a few food bloggers who were invited by the city of San Mateo to check out some of the city’s dining scene as part of the city’s promotion of it being named the “Best Small Town for Food” by guidebook publisher Rand McNally.

Why I went? I’ve always […]

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I’m really falling behind on checking out new places around my neighborhood, so I’m going to dedicate the next few posts to what’s new in or around Rockridge in Oakland.

One of the long-awaited newcomers to Rockridge is the popular Smitten Ice Cream, which opened in a former bread shop three months ago across from Zachary’s […]

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