A weekend in San Diego

November 23, 2015
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Mr. K and I went down to San Diego last weekend and had an excellent time sampling some fabulous bites around town.  We stayed at an Airbnb in Little Italy which is close to everything and had incredible views of the bay.  I took the above panorama from the balcony of the apartment, and the below shot is from the same […]

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A bountiful lunch at Swan Oyster Depot

November 9, 2015
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1517 Polk St,  SF, CA 94109 | 415.673.1101 | no website We went to the venerable Swan Oyster Depot last weekend for lunch, 40 minutes before they open and there was already a line.  We were in fact 19th in line (the counter seats 18), which meant that we would not be in the first seating… […]

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Dinner at Calavera in Oakland

November 3, 2015
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2337 Broadway, Oakland | 510.338.3273 | website Open Sun-Thurs 5:30 to 10 pm | Fri-Sat 5:30 to 11 pm My friend Ben who writes Focus:Snap:Eat sent an email that he needed someone to help him eat bugs…  I’m always up to try something new, as is Christina of East Bay Dish and Brenda from Bites & Bourbon, and so […]

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Lunch at Monello Restaurant in Minneapolis

October 23, 2015
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1115 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, Mn 55403 | 612.353.6207 | website We were recently in town to celebrate Mr. K’s parents 60th anniversary(!) and managed to squeeze in an amazing lunch at Monello restaurant which opened earlier this year.  The chef, Michael DeCamp, also known as YC (Young Chef), most recently was head chef at the fancy French spot La […]

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Dinner at Salsipuedes in Oakland

October 6, 2015
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42nd and Market Street in Oakland | 510.350.7489 | website hours: 5:30PM-9:30PM Tues – Sat A while back my friend Brenda who writes Bites & Bourbon forwarded an announcement about a new restaurant in Oakland that was developing a menu serving rustic fare  that is influenced by California seafood and ranches, Pacific Rim flavors, and New Baja cuisine and culture.  We both […]

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Snowflakes and Ice Cream Burgers at Cloud 9 Teahouse

October 1, 2015
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20669 Santa Maria Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546 | 510.500.9182 | website While perusing the unreliable oracle known as Yelp, I happened upon Cloud 9 Teahouse which recently opened in Castro Valley, an area that is not generally known for progressive taste in dining.  The teahouse serves Hong Kong style milk tea, boba and specialty snacks that people were […]

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Going whole hog at Town Eats 2015

September 22, 2015
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This weekend Mr. K and I went to the exciting Town Eats’ inaugural event, a three-day local pride celebration of drinks, beats and bites organized by Oaklandish and Lungomare and sponsored by Drake’s Brewing Company and Hangar 1.  It was held at Lungomare at Jack London Square on the same weekend as the Eat Real Festival 2015, offering a smaller scale alternative revelry that […]

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