Burger Lounge in Walnut Creek

April 7, 2017

2920 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek | 925.433.8958 | website I recently discovered a new shopping area in Walnut Creek called the Orchards, which is anchored by Safeway on one side of Ygnacio Valley Road and Whole Foods on the other.  There is plenty of parking and a few lunch spots that are definitely worth […]

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live sea urchin from fresh catch

March 21, 2017

Look at these beauties!  Last week I signed up for a really cool service called Fresh Catch, a local CSF (community supported fishery) who procure the very best seafood from traceable, sustainable sources every week and delivers it to your home.  I immediately jumped at the chance when my friend Brenda sent me this link because I was smitten with the […]

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Omakase at Kinjo

March 1, 2017

2206 Polk St, SF 94109 | 415.921.2222 |  facebook page Last week Mr. K and I were invited for an omakase feast at Kinjo, a new upscale sushi house which opened in Russian Hill earlier this year.  The plain curtain gently swaying in the breeze caught my eye, which is a good thing because the signage is so subtle, […]

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Curry Up Now in Oakland

February 19, 2017

1745 San Pablo Avenue, (near 18th St) Oakland | 510.858.7475 | website Last week I went to check out the newest location of Curry Up Now which opened in Oakland earlier this month.  It’s in an area that is really busting out with so many new bars and restaurants and is next door to The New Parish venue.  Curry Up […]

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Delicious dumplings at Din Tai Fung

February 8, 2017

Westfield Valley Fair, Santa Clara | 408.248.1688 | menu | reservations Din Tai Fung is a chain from Taiwan that is legendary for their xiao long bao or soup dumplings.  They currently operate over 100 locations worldwide and finally, finally opened a branch in the Bay Area last May.  From the beginning, the lines to get in were […]

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Chicken and Beer pop up dinner at Clove and Hoof

January 13, 2017

4001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 | 510.547.1446 | website Last month, I went to a Chicken and Beer pop-up dinner at Clove and Hoof in Oakland, which was offering a 5-course beak to tail meal along with Fieldwork beers for $50.  The kitchen is known for breaking  down the whole animal and making use of all the parts, as they believe that […]

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Wildcat + Charta, a popup feast with Chef Sophina Uong

December 22, 2016

Last week I was invited to a popup dinner hosted by chef Sophina Uong, who paired with EatFeastly to introduce Wildcat + Charta Uncommon Kitchen, where she is testing out new menu items for an Oakland restaurant project opening early next year.  I’ve been a fan of Chef Sophina since I met her at a James Beard dinner at Bridges Restaurant […]

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