The Grassfed Cheeseburger from 4505 Burgers & BBQ

March 24, 2015
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705 Divisadero, SF | 415.231.6993 | website | facebook People are always asking me about which is my favorite burger,  and I don’t really have a definitive answer and so I decided it was time for me to find out.  Up to now, my favorite has been the cheeseburger from Cafe Zuni, but the Marlowe burger […]

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Abura-ya in Oakland

March 16, 2015
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380 – 15th Street, Oakland, CA | 510.835.9515 | Facebook | twitter Last month, I joined the East Bay Dishing meetup group to check out Abura-Ya, a popup restaurant within a restaurant at the Garden House cafe in downtown Oakland.  The cafe is open during the day and the pop-up is only open for dinner Wednesday […]

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A brunch and a dinner at Nido in Oakland

March 8, 2015
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444 Oak St Oakland, CA 94607  | (510) 444-6436 | website Mr. K and I recently discovered Nido Kitchen & Bar in Oakland, located in an industrial area west of 880 on the edge of Jack London Square.  Its bright colors welcome you into the whimsical interior that combines raw and finished materials: the bar and planters are made from reclaimed wood and pieces of corrugated shipping containers […]

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Laotian Dinner at Champa Garden

February 27, 2015
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2102 8th Ave, Oakland, CA 94606 | 510.238.8819  I have joined a few Meetup groups to expand my dining opportunities, and found that there are numerous dining clubs focusing on food and wine pairings that have nothing at all to do with romance.  I’ll admit membership in the Fried Chicken Sluts and the Bay Area Noodle Whores, dedicated […]

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@EatWithTracy: a Malaysian Lunar New Year feast

February 23, 2015
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The bay area is full of adventurous diners and  Feastly is a website that connects aspiring chefs with enthusiastic eaters who can enjoy awesome meals served in the cook’s home.  After my first Feastly feast that you can read about here, my friend Brenda who writes Bites and Bourbon and I have been following a Malaysian chef Tracy whose Instagram feed makes us drool.  We signed up as […]

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a feast of dry fried chicken wings at San Tung

February 16, 2015
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1031 Irving St., SF, CA 94122 | (415) 242-0828 | website Last weekend, Mr. K and I met up with a bunch of friends at an old favorite, San Tung Chinese Restaurant in SF to catch up and to plow our way through platters of their famous dry fried chicken…  It’s been a while since our last visit, and they […]

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Dinner at Gather Restaurant in Berkeley

February 9, 2015
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2200 Oxford St Berkeley, CA 94704  | (510) 809-0400 | website Gather restaurant nestles at the base of Berkeley’s greenest building, the David Brower Center, which has the profile of a modern pagoda.  At night, it glows like a magical jewel box that beckons invitingly.  After all the rich fatty foods we had enjoyed in New Orleans, I was quite keen to dine at the […]

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