a seafood feast in Popotla, BC

May 1, 2015
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Mr. K and I drove down to Baja California again last week, enjoying the beautiful coastline while hunting for more of the delicious seafood we sampled last year (in Ensenada and Rosarito Beach). One of the most exciting places we encountered was a tiny fishing village called Popotla, where you can feast on freshly caught seafood, cooked right on the […]

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Dinner at Iyasare in Berkeley

April 6, 2015
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1830 Fourth St Berkeley, CA 94710 | 510.845.8100 | website I met my blogger friends Brenda of Bites & Bourbon, Ben of focus:snap:eat and Christina of East Bay Dish, for dinner at Iyasare recently to check out Chef Shotaro Kamio’s restaurant that replaced O-Chame when it closed two years ago.  The interior layout is the same, but all […]

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Veggie Grill, vegan dining in Walnut Creek

April 2, 2015
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1320 Locust Street, Walnut Creek | 925.942.1024 | website I was very excited when I heard that The Veggie Grill was opening in downtown Walnut Creek.  If you follow my eating adventures, you must know that I have a serious need to include more healthy eating into my life…   Enter Veggie Grill, a chain that […]

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A visit to El Pípila in the Hall, SF

March 30, 2015
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The Hall, 1028 Market St., SF 94102 | website | 510-684-9456 Last week, my friend Brenda who writes the stimulating blog, Bites and Bourbon, invited me along as her guest to La Cocina’s launch party for El Pípila, a brick-and-mortar kiosk at The Hall in mid-Market.  It was fun to check out The Hall, which is a temporary food+drink venue featuring 6 independent local food […]

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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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