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A new spot for Lemonade in Walnut Creek

I have been waiting for Lemonade to open in downtown Walnut Creek, and was excited to be invited to a preview last night to check out the new restaurant which is where La Boulange used to be on Broadway Plaza.  It looks completely different with the bright, exuberantly modern design which makes it hard to miss. They []

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A new spot for Lemonade in Walnut Creek

I have been waiting for Lemonade to open in downtown Walnut Creek, and was excited to be invited to a preview last night to check out the new restaurant which is where La Boulange used to be on Broadway Plaza.  It looks completely different with the bright, exuberantly modern design which makes it hard to miss. They []

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A Oaxacan feast at Agave Uptown

We had a great meal at Agave Uptown recently, the latest restaurant from Chef Octavio Diaz who brings traditional Oaxacan food with a focus on authentic mole and mezcal to the hip Uptown section of Oakland.  The chef has another Oaxacan eatery called Agave Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar and is co-0wner of Casa del Mole, a grocery and […]

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Slow Hand BBQ, Pleasant Hill

I’m always on the lookout for anything new to add into the lunch rotation near to our office in Coco county.  Slow Hand BBQ, a brick and mortar restaurant was opened last summer by Dan Frengs who has been perfecting his technique of slow cooking meats over oak logs in a mobile smoker.  He started []

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Having a Ball at Hopscotch in Oakland

An evening of Naked Balls!  Heroes and Sides!  Beer, Wine and Fool-Aid!   For one night only (the first Monday in December) Bay Area locals lined up  to sample the uber popular meatballs from The Meatball Shop who setup a temporary outpost at Hopscotch, a new restaurant in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood.  I know this is old news by now, but it was so good []

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Salsa Verde Mexican Cuisine in Concord

Along Monument Boulevard in Concord, the options for Mexican food are plentiful, but there is one spot in particular that is you should know about.  It is located in a business park which is so far off the beaten track that when I drove my co-workers out there, they began to jest that I was []

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Hot Pot Garden in San Francisco

After my last post on fondue, it seemed high time that we talked about its Asian counterpart Hot Pot which is especially delicious and warming on a cold winter day. A pot of broth simmers in the center of the dining table, and a variety of ingredients are placed into the pot and cooked. Typical []

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ReWinery Wine + Cheese = A Fondue Party!

Have you heard of ReWinery?  It is a really cool wine delivery service where you can order wine from  their website, iphone app or via phone (800.405.5629 ) and it will be delivered within the hour between 10am-11pm.  The only bummer is that delivery is restricted to San Francisco.  I am certain that they will be expanding their []

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Makan makan: an Indonesian feast

Recently Mr. K and I were invited to a Dutch-Indonesian feast known as Rijsttafel, which is Dutch for rice table. The rice table was introduced during colonial times where lines of servants or sarong-clad waitresses ceremoniously served the marathon meal on platters laden with steaming bowls of fragrant foods. During their 350-year occupation of Indonesia, []

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Lunch at the Cliff House Bistro

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a stop at the Cliff House which is perched on the westernmost edge of the city.  It originally opened in 1863 and completely restored in 2004.  fun gallery of historical photos that show the various incarnations it has undergone over the years, or []

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Bacon caviar and wine = Cabacon Day

This my friends, is a piece of Nueske’s smoked bacon, which is to quote RW Apple in the NYT, the beluga of bacon, the Rolls-Royce of rashers. I looked them up online and ordered 8 pounds (well I had to in order to get free shipping).  My kitties were very intrigued by the stack of []

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Dinner at Hakkasan, San Francisco

I met friends Jaytee, Daisy and P at this beautiful new restaurant which opened recently above a bank in downtown SF.    I read that Hakkasan is owned by an Abu Dhabi–based company that spent $7 million to create the swanky, sleek restaurant with a distinctly Asian motif that serves high-end Chinese food with prices that []

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Iza Ramen, a weekend popup shop in Blowfish Sushi

My friend Jaytee sent out the call that we needed to hightail it over to Iza Ramen, a popup shop at Blowfish Sushi restaurant which serves tsukemen ramen only on the weekends from 11:30-3.  Their bowls of ramen are filled with a rich triple-stock broth made from pork bone, chicken and fish and served with []

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The Lobsta Truck

It’s raining and pouring, which is not so good for food truck whoring touring, but I really do have to tell you about a new truck in town.  Last week the Lobsta Truck which has been dazzling the hungry hordes in Southern California, had its Norcal debut at the fabulous Off the Grid mobile truck extravaganza []

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a feast in February at Tomales Bay

Tomales Bay is the hot spot for oysters in the Bay Area where hordes of food lovers congregate to enjoy oysters and cook up a storm on the grills. It’s a lovely drive with gorgeous views all around, and we like to stop off at Point Reyes Station to pick up cheese and other delectables []

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