Currently viewing the category: "People"

So much activity is happening in Oakland’s Uptown district, it’s hard to keep up.

But the latest is something you can’t miss, especially since it’s prominently at the corner of 20th Street and Telegraph Avenue, across from the Sears building (aka future home of Uber). And that’s the new Tertulia Coffee and Sanchez Contemporary Gallery.

[…]

Read the full post

It’s game day, finally. This year the Super Bowl buildup was especially frenzied because San Francisco is the host city, so there was no escaping all the festivities (and the crowds) around the city.

Yesterday, though, I dropped in on a fun event at Macy’s Cellar in Union Square. New York Chef Marc Forgione shared […]

Read the full post

As a photographer, I get excited when going out to eat when my meal is visually appealing along with being tasty.

I’m a big fan of the plates coming out from the kitchen at Iyasare restaurant in Berkeley’s Fourth Street shopping district. The restaurant’s owner/chef, Shotaro Kamio, is elevating Japanese cuisine with his […]

Read the full post

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Russell Moore, noted chef/owner of Camino restaurant in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood.

The interview was for the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival blog. Chef Moore will be one of the featured chefs invited to cook in the islands in the annual September event. Lucky man!

[…]

Read the full post

BARCELONA
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

Taste of Home with Chef Alan Wong

On October 31, 2011 By

It’s only been a few weeks since my return from my Hawaii vacation, but the islands are still on my mind – especially last night when I went to a Taste Hawaii Tour event at San Francisco’s Japanese Cultural Center.

The tasting tour is led by celebrated Chef Alan Wong, the dean of Hawaiian regional […]

Read the full post