From the monthly archives: November 2017

The story: Hinodeya is a Japanese ramen bar that started in Hasuda station in Saitama Prefecture and is now headed by fourth-generation Masao Kuribara of Sasala Group. A year ago, Kuribara opened his first U.S. outpost in San Francisco’s Japantown with a ramen restaurant serving up the lighter dashi-based broth.

Why I went: I tried […]

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Copper Spoon will be known as the restaurant that took over Art’s Crab Shak’s location on Broadway in Oakland. In fact, the retro sign for Art’s is still there, and the new owners plan to keep it albeit with new wording, of course.

I have never actually been to the former Art’s Crab Shak, so […]

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I’m not always the tasting menu or hot-new-spot blogger. Sometimes I write about food anywhere I can get it, even when it’s surprisingly at a shopping mall food court.

Let me introduce you to the Japanese chicken burrito ($10) at Kichi Grill in the food court of Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market Street. I […]

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Booze and brunch? I’m so there.

I’ve been meaning to get to the established 15 Romolo in the historic Hotel Basque in North Beach since I’ve read about its Punch Drunk Brunch. On the weekends, this popular bar and restaurant sets the party mood with the focus on a specialty punch and bites inspired by […]

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