Crustacean


I feel like I can’t say this enough, but the second best part about people visiting is going out to try new places to eat. I know that we can do it on our own, but it just doesn’t seem the same as when people you love are here and going out with them to spend quality time together. So…

Tawla


It was approaching Christmas, and I had a fellow foodie friend coming back to the bay area for the holidays. Last time she came over the 4th of July, we didn’t manage to meet up, so we really wanted to get together and have a great meal. My first thought was Mister Jiu’s, but unfortunately for me, they’re still quite…

Diavola, Geyserville


I’m always on the lookout for places to grab a bite to eat when we’re doing the wine tasting runs around Sonoma and Napa. I first tried food from Diavola when we were doing the Wine & Food Affair, and the food they supplied to one of the wine tasting rooms was the absolute best bite of food we had…

Food Trends: The Cruffin


Moving to a new city, you always hear about “the” things that a person needs to try. I’m always skeptical. I always hear about people queuing up for hours to eat at places or to buy an egg custard tart, but time is precious, and I don’t want to wait awhile to find out that I’ve wasted my time. The…

Homage


The financial district in San Francisco is such a strange area. Monday to Friday the place is abuzz with people, and honestly, some fairly decent restaurants. Once the weekend hits, the place becomes a bit of a ghost town with block after block of closed store fronts. I do get it I suppose, they get a lot of business from…

The Great Burger Hunt — Part 5


Welcome back to The Great Burger Hunt! Back in Part 4, none of the burgers could defeat the amazing Black Sands Burger, but will any of these burgers be on top? This time, it’s burgers from Prather Ranch American Eatery, Epic Steakhouse and Gaspar. 1. Prather Ranch American Eatery I see this small eatery in the Ferry Building every time…

Craftsman and Wolves


When I was living in the UK, I angered many a people with my opinion about the cakes there. They were always quite dry and sickly sweet. (And they always thought I was full of it as I’m an American.) I mean yes, sometimes cakes here can be that way, but on the whole, I think bakers here just have…

Deli Board


Sandwiches. They are HUGE in the UK (Huge as in popular, not huge as in massive). Every grocery store has a massive selection of them every day, prepackaged and ready for a quick grab for lunch. Plus, they aren’t boring like most sandwiches in the US. Who doesn’t want a Coronation Chicken sandwich? Or prawn cocktail or cheese and onion?…

Maui: Where to Eat and Drink (or not!)


We recently got a great deal on flights to Maui including a hotel. We mostly played it by ear when it came to food, but I did decide to book one restaurant early. So if you’re heading to Maui and looking for suggestions, here’s a list of what we did! They are mostly centered around the Lahaina/Kaanapali area (given that…

Valette, Healdsburg


When looking for dining options for our weekend in Healdsburg, there were a ton of options. Many of them seemed were those farm-to-table options that are so in these days, but for some reason, the menu at Valette just read better. (I think it’s because one of the options wasn’t chicken like the majority of the other places.) I did…