the wondrous Shake Shack burger

October 28, 2014
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1450 S Dixie Hwy Coral Gables, FL 33146| 786.470.3701  | website Mr. K and I recently vacationed in the Florida Keys, a stunning resort area surrounded by brilliant turquoise blue waters and wafted by warm gulf  breezes.  In the spirit of vacation, I abstained from controlling our eating agenda, with a single exception when I […]

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hiro sandwich worship at urchin bistrot

October 23, 2014
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584 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110 |  415.861.1844 |  Website When my friend Ben, who writes the evocative and lovely food blog Focus:Snap:Eat, told me that there was a new restaurant in the Mission whose menu listed a number of dishes featuring its namesake sea urchin, also known as the foie gras of the […]

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7 Courses of Beef at Anh Hong in Berkeley

October 5, 2014
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2067 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510.981.1789 | website For years I have wanted to try the Vietnamese feast called 7 courses of beef, and was very excited when my friend Brenda of Bites and Bourbon organized said feast at the venerable Anh Hong restaurant in Berkeley.  Joining us were Christina of East Bay […]

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Capone’s Speakeasy in Alameda

October 2, 2014
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1400 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501 | 510.522.2391 | website Capone’s Speakeasy is a new venue in the tranquil island of Alameda, which is just off the coast of Oakland.  It’s smack in the middle of bustling Park Street, which is jam packed with many excellent restaurants that make the area a destination.  The former […]

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The lucky rice festival in San Francisco

September 22, 2014
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This is the scene at the Lucky Rice festival, the annual celebration of Asian culinary culture in America that was held at the dramatic Bently Reserve conference center in San Francisco earlier this month.  The Lucky Rice festival showcases Asian culture through cuisine and cocktails and shares it with food enthusiasts in a traveling road show where the chefs and bartenders […]

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Modern Mexican Cuisine at Papito West, SF

September 16, 2014
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425 a hayes st. SF 94102 | 415.554.0541  | website I met my friend DebbieG for a hosted dinner last week at Papito West in Hayes Valley.  A hosted dinner you ask?  One of the perks of being an obsessive chronicler of everything I eat is that I occasionally am invited to check out new […]

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Pieology, fast custom pizza in Pleasant Hill

September 8, 2014
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2380 Monument Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA. 94523 | 925.338.2475 | website Pieology Pizzeria is a chain from SoCal that specializes in customizable pizzas that recently opened up in Pleasant Hill.  It joins a block of fast food chain restaurants (Panda Express, Wingstop, Rubios) that is visible from the I-680 and is just off the exit […]

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