Rooh


Rooh has been on my list for awhile now. We accidentally walked in one Saturday afternoon trying to get a drink, and they weren’t open yet, but it looked like a cool venue, so I was intrigued. Then it started popping up on all “the lists” around San Francisco about how all this amazing, contemporary Indian food is now around…

Mateo’s Cocina Latina, Healdsburg


While we were up in Sonoma County for the Wine & Food Affair, I knew that even though we were going to be nibbling on food and drinking all day, we were going to need something more substantial for dinner in the evening, so I looked around at restaurants in the area. It seemed like there were quite a few…

Wine & Food Affair, Sonoma County


Usually my email inbox fills up quickly with annoying emails that I don’t really care about. It feels like as soon as I unsubscribe, I get tons more. (I know that’s not really true, but it still feels like it!) I do have some lists that I appreciate, so when I got an email from one of our favorite wineries…

Saiwalks


I do have a bit of a soft spot for any sort of Asian food, and Asian “street” food is becoming incredibly popular (and tasty) all over the world. So when I was spending a day with a friend in the Marina, we decided to walk over and give Saiwalks a try. Saiwalks is Vietnamese street food, and I imagine…

Dad’s Luncheonette


I was originally going to add this to The Great Burger Hunt, but I decided that it was a bit too far off the beaten path to be included in that, so it gets its own review. Dad’s Luncheonette is a small roadside eatery on Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay. It’s been getting a lot of buzz lately as…

The Great Burger Hunt — Part 4


It’s time to see if there is a burger out there to beat the top burger from round three of my great burger hunt. The current best is the burger from Black Sands Brewery. Can it be beaten? This time, I tried the burger from Wayfare Tavern, ABV and The Burger Bar. I’ve also decided to rank the burgers from…

Sourdough Liege Waffles


Here it is! My first recipe. To be fair, it is an adapted recipe from another site, but I feel proud I managed to make something that works with my sourdough starter. After a couple of months living in San Francisco, I decided a sourdough starter was vital to experience the joys of baking in the bay area. So I…

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…

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…