Monthly Archives : October 2017

Gather, Berkeley


In some ways, the bay area reminds me of London. The bay area has all these different cities that make it up, and it makes me think of the different London boroughs. The city is like being in Zone 1; it’s where housing is the most expensive and lays claim the best restaurants (whether that is true is always a…

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Hard Water


I kept noticing Hard Water while walking along the Embarcadero, mostly due to the signs outside advertising their enormous whiskey selection (clearly I am their target market). I knew this was going to have to go on my list, and I was eager to come in to try their fried chicken and see if they could convert me from Scotch…

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China Live


When friends visit, it’s always a great opportunity to try out new restaurants that have been on your list. When I had a friend visiting from Santa Barbara, and she wanted to try an interesting place, I immediately suggested China Live. She seemed eager to go, so we headed over there to give it a try. You can tell the…

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LaSalette, Sonoma


To quote the A-Team (more specifically Hannibal), “I love it when a plan comes together.” Sometimes though, the plan just doesn’t end up working out, which was the case on a Saturday night in Sonoma. My first choice for dinner, The Girl and the Fig, was fully booked at reasonable dining hours, so I had to start scouring the internet…

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