I just got back from 10 days in Taipei and Taichung, and the main reason I was there was, of course, the food.
Everything is freshly done in Taiwan, and it helps that food there is so cheap. It’s especially cheap at the famous night markets, which are street fairs that start […]Read the full post →
I live in Oakland but I admit I haven’t spent much time in the Fruitvale neighborhood, a vibrant and historical area in central Oakland that’s known for its Mexican food trucks and Latin American restaurants.
In recent years, the neighborhood has been marred by a reputation for crime and police brutality. But like many places […]Read the full post →
With a high-profile spot right at the entrance of the transforming Emeryville Public Market, Paradita Eatery has been under construction for a few months. But it finally opened four days ago, bringing Peruvian-style street food to the East Bay.
Paradita Eatery is from Chef Carlos Altamirano, who brought Peruvian food to the East Bay a few […]Read the full post →
The story: Curry Up Now started off as a popular food truck offering up Indian flavors in unique forms like burritos or fries. It opened a storefront in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood and has now spread to four other cities, with its latest being Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood.
Why I went: I admit, Indian food isn’t […]Read the full post →
BROOKLYN, New York
I’m in New York for the Labor Day weekend, and one of the fun food events I’ve experienced so far on my trip was my day out at Smorgasburg on Saturday in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
First off, got to say, I love Williamsburg. I never spent much time here […]Read the full post →
The story: The Chairman is the wildly popular food truck serving up Chinese-inspired buns with creative combinations of ingredients in various street food pods around the city. Earlier this year, it finally opened its brick-and-mortar spot in the Tenderloin, the gritty San Francisco neighborhood known sometimes as Little Saigon because of all the pho noodle […]Read the full post →
Fair warning, this is going to be a long post. I can’t help it but there’s so much to say and show about my vacation in this Canadian city that’s so often called the Paris of North America.
I’m half way through my weeklong vacation, checking out the fall colors and trying all […]Read the full post →
I’m more a wine than beer drinker, but there’s something about a warm, sunny day that makes me want to just chug down a cold, refreshing mug of beer. That’s exactly what I was doing yesterday when I visited the Westbrae Biergarten in the northwest area of Berkeley.
Westbrae is a popular new beer garden […]Read the full post →
Since Off The Grid launched it’s first food truck event on Friday nights at Fort Mason, it’s grown into a massive operation of traveling food truck pop-ups in neighborhoods all across the city. But one of its more unique events comes during the summer months and occurs every Sunday on the lawn of […]Read the full post →
I’m in Portland this weekend for the 3-year-old Feast Portland food extravaganza. Events and dinners were happening all over the city this weekend, and I got tickets to two events. The first was the most fun: the USA Pears Night Market along the city’s South Waterfront area.
The Friday night event […]Read the full post →
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 […]Read the full post →
Financial District workers in San Francisco have a range of food to choose form for lunch, from sit-down restaurants to sandwich shops to specialty food stands to gourmet takeaways. And now when they want a bit of Asian diner food, they can head to the Street Food Dojo kiosk.
Opened late last year, Dojo took […]Read the full post →
It was another weekend of food truck dining for me when I went to the Battledish: Beta Tasting event in San Mateo yesterday.
“Battledish” is a new event from the people behind Dishcrawl, a foodie night out dining at mystery restaurants in one neighborhood. Battledish, as far as I can determine, is a battle […]Read the full post →
It was perfect weather this weekend for the annual Eat Real Fest in Oakland, providing sunny and warm (but not hot) days for the crowds mingling around Jack London Square eating from food booths and trucks.
This three-day event is always a bit more manageable than the San Francisco version, which happens on just […]Read the full post →
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