I love artichokes, especially when they’re fresh and in season. But it’s one of those delicious food that’s a pain to prepare, mostly because of all the prickly outer leaves.
So when I read about a four-course dinner featuring the artichoke as the main ingredient, I quickly signed up with the organizer, Jupiter Olympus, [...]Read the full post →
With the weather warming up as spring approaches, dining in the streets is a popular option on Friday nights, especially in Oakland ever since the arrival of Off The Grid.
First made popular in San Francisco, OTG is the festive food truck gathering connecting innovative vendors with hungry pop-up-crazed food lovers in the bay. [...]Read the full post →
Today, Christians start observing the 40 days of Lent. But last night Christians and non-Christians alike celebrated Fat Tuesday with parties, good food, and lots of drinking.
I got into the fun by checking out the Boxing Room’s mini Mardi Gras festivities, and joining me was my food blogging friend Sandy of Foodhoe’s Foraging. [...]Read the full post →
Once a popular Hawaiian restaurant (and reportedly a brothel and speakeasy way back when), the space at the corner of Masonic and Geary Boulevard is now home to the Corner Store.
Owners Miles Palliser and Ezra Berman envisioned the 7-month-old restaurant as a gathering place for the neighborhood. So it was an appropriate setting for [...]Read the full post →
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ve probably heard the news that this year’s Dungeness crab season (which started just last month) is in limbo because of a strike by boaters who don’t want to harvest the delicious crab until they get paid what they were promised at the start of the [...]Read the full post →
Oakland’s Jack London Square was ground zero this weekend for a gathering of food trucks and grass-roots food businesses showcasing the great tastes of the area, with crowds enjoying the warm weather and unique food.
In its fourth year, the Eat Real Festival hasn’t slowed down at all, although this year for some odd reason [...]Read the full post →
There were still the dim lights and warehouse-like space. There were still the small vendors, some known but more unknown, pushing their pre-made goods. And there were the crowds looking for a fun Friday night in San Francisco.
Not much has changed for the Underground Market by forage SF except maybe the absence of [...]Read the full post →
This weekend was the annual street food taste-a-balooza that had food lovers hitting the streets for some tasty bites from food trucks and restaurants in San Francisco.
But while the marquee event was the San Francisco Street Food Festival in the Mission District on Saturday, this year there was the “preview”/fund-raiser the night before with [...]Read the full post →
I’m back to posting about the San Francisco Bay Area after my Spain vacation, but this post takes you to Italy – courtesy of Casa Vinicola Zonin in Vicenza, Italy.
Last Friday night I was invited to a private wine tasting hosted by Zonin, a widely known wine producer in Italy, as common a [...]Read the full post →
You can’t come to Spain without paying homage to Chef Ferran Adria, the master of molecular gastronomy who led the restaurant El Bulli to the top of the world’s best restaurant list for years before it officially closed last year.
Because the restaurant closed, I can never experience Adria’s brilliance. True, he opened [...]Read the full post →
Give a pig rock star status and you’ve got Cochon 555, the four-year-old culinary tour where five chefs from five cities compete by making dishes from five heritage pigs.
Cochon 555′s fifth stop this year was San Francisco, specifically at the Fairmont Hotel last night. I’d never been to one of Cochon 555′s event, but [...]Read the full post →
- Jupiter Olympus’ “Choke” Dinner Celebrates the Artichoke
- Review of Tribune Tavern in Oakland
- Richard Blais’ Squid Linguine “Impasta” Recipe
- Dining at Vik’s Chaat & Market in Berkeley
- San Mateo Crawl Ends at Dessert Republic
- Review of San Mateo’s Ramen Parlor + Izakaya Mai
- A Zuni Cafe Classic: The Roasted Chicken
- Tasting Christopher Kostow’s Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena
- Cooking a Filipino Classic: My Chicken Adobo Recipe
- Review of Red Medicine Restaurant in LA
- Going the Distance for XLBs at Din Tai Fung in Arcadia
- Dining at Top Chef Michael Voltaggio’s West Hollywood Restaurant Ink