Dinner for purists at Ijji Sushi in San Francisco

November 27, 2016

Last week, Mr. K and I were invited to experience the new menu at Ijji Sushi on Divisadero which is now serving a 19-course menu for $135 (there is an ala carte menu but only if you wish to add to the 19 courses).  The restaurant is tiny with only 17 seats, 7 are at the […]

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Lunches at Parada Kitchen in Walnut Creek

November 12, 2016

7001 Sunne Lane, Walnut Creek |  925.448.8118   | website The office I work at is located in a business park which is well off the beaten track.  I was so excited when chef Carlos Altamirano opened a Peruvian comfort food restaurant nearby called Parada Kitchen, which is named for a famous food market in Lima, Peru. […]

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Golden chicken sandwich at the Habit

November 6, 2016

I have to tell you about a fabulous sandwich that was recently introduced at the Habit Burger, which was recently rated by Consumer Reports as having the best tasting fast food burger in America based on a reader survey.  Now that is high praise and it’s no secret that they are one of my favorite fast casual burger places in the area, so I […]

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A new spot for Lemonade in Walnut Creek

October 13, 2016

Hey there, it’s been a while hasn’t it?  A recent death in the family had me focused on other matters for a while and I’m sorry that I neglected my site and my few faithful readers…  The verdict is that while it was good to take a breather, I still feel compelled to share my latest eating […]

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Southern Brunch for Dinner

August 29, 2016
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4001 Broadway, Oakland, CA  | 510.547.1446 | website Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and when I saw that Clove and Hoof in Oakland was offering a special southern brunch for dinner earlier this month, I immediately went online and signed up.  I have been hearing really good things about this place (click here […]

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A fantastic tasting menu at Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino

August 15, 2016
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19379 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino| 408.446.2222 | website I grew up in the Peninsula and always marvel when I visit the South Bay because it is has gone so upscale with the proliferation of tech companies that is parodied so well in the excellent show Silicon Valley.  We got a close up look at this when we visited Alexander’s Steakhouse last weekend to check out their new location in […]

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The excellent breakfast at Grand Lake Kitchen

August 2, 2016
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576 Grand Ave, Oakland 94610 | 510.922.9582 | website Hours:  9 am – 10 pm everyday but Tuesday (closed) brunch until 3 pm | happy hour 4 – 6 pm | dinner 5 – 10pm Mr. K and I really miss our old stomping grounds at Lake Merritt, and we still love to shop at the fabulous Grand Lake Farmer’s Market on Saturday, then go […]

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