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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Muffaletta at Cochon Butcher, crawfish étouffée at Bon Ton Cafe and dinner at Brennans

February 5, 2015
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On our third epic day in New Orleans, we needed to walk off some of the fried foods we’d been consuming in alarming quantities, and as we strolled over to Cochon Butcher on Tchoupitoulas Street in the warehouse district, I kept trying to say Tchoupitoulas over and over again.  It’s actually easy if you have the word printed out […]

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Beignets, Mr. B’s BBQ Shrimp and the chargrilled oysters at Dragos

February 1, 2015
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On our second epic day in New Orleans, we wandered around the very picturesque French Quarter admiring all of the cool old buildings, walked around Jackson Square and the magnificent St. Louise Cathedral, looking at endless arrays of mardi gras beads, pralines, voodoo dolls and tourist shops. We listened to a variety of excellent jazz musicians in a park, the […]

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An epic day full of Fried Chicken, Po ‘boys and dinner at the Commanders Palace

January 27, 2015
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Mr. K and I had a wonderful time in New Orleans, why did we wait so long to visit!  We had three full days to explore and made an effort to try as many local delicacies as we could. I mentioned here that we were in America’s foodiest city for the Chowzter North American Awards ceremony and were joined […]

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A mini-oyster crawl in the French Quarter

January 20, 2015
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We are oyster lovers and were delighted to find so many oyster bars in New Orleans all offering a myriad of delicious preparations to tempt us with.  We were anxious to get acquainted with the local fresh plump oysters from the gulf, so we made the rounds at a few nearby oyster bars where we […]

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A visit to New Orleans for the 2015 North American Chowzter Awards

January 18, 2015
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Last week, Mr. K and I flew to New Orleans for a memorable long weekend where we sampled many of the Crescent City’s legendary dishes like rich gumbo, crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, po’boys, muffalettas, platters of fried chicken, red beans and rice, and the ubiquitous piping-hot beignets with steaming cups of cafe au lait from Cafe […]

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Kimchi Fried Rice

January 4, 2015
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I am cursed with that crap cold that is going around.  Runny nose, runny eyes, scratchy throat, phlegm, uncontrollable fits of coughing, it truly is a curse, but the worst thing is that my tastebuds are so blunted.  I can only taste the faintest whiff of flavor, and am pretty much limited to the basics […]

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