Townie on University Ave in Berkeley

August 18, 2014
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1799 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA | 510.356.4903 |  website | facebook There has been a bit of buzz about Townie restaurant and bar since it opened last month.  When I sent an email around to some of my blogger friends to go check it out, Christina who writes the enchanting East Bay Dish somehow managed to get us […]

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SF Street Food Festival 2014 is this weekend!

August 12, 2014
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I love going to the La Cocina Media Preview for the San Francisco Street Food Festival which is happening this Saturday, August 16th.  This time, it was held at Pier 70, a historic pier in Potrero Point, way out on the other side of the city from the usual Fort Mason.  We pulled up to […]

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Dinner with friends at Frances

August 4, 2014
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870 17th Street SF, CA 94114 | 415.621.3870 | website hours: Sun – Thurs 5:00 – 10:00 | Fri, Sat 5:00 – 10:30 I met my friends Libby and Chris for dinner at Melissa Perello’s restaurant Frances in the Castro, which has been on my list for a long, long time.  In fact, it’s already […]

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A light repast at Café Gibraltar

July 29, 2014
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425 Ave. Alhambra, El Granada | 650.560.9039 |website Half Moon Bay is a charming coastal town that is our go-to destination when craving ocean air and fresh seafood.  It’s a straight shot headed west over Highway 92 and is less than an hour drive from our house, sometimes more like a half hour if the […]

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Tasting menu at Aziza

July 22, 2014
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5800 Geary Blvd, (@22nd) SF, CA | 415.752.2222 | website Aziza has been on my list of restaurants to try for quite a while… an almost embarrassing number of  years in fact.  It is an unassuming restaurant out in the Richmond District, where chef-owner Mourad Lahlou presents an exquisitely modern spin on Moroccan food.  It […]

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A Feastly feast of roasted pig face and pizza

July 15, 2014
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I received an invitation to an alfresco luncheon of wood-fired pizza and roasted pig face, to be served in a beautiful lakeside setting just a 35 minute drive from San Francisco.  I first focused on the words roasted pig face and then the words blogger discount caught my eye. I signed up to attend at a discounted price, but $49 for […]

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The Dock at Linden Street in Oakland

June 30, 2014
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95 Linden Street, Oakland, CA | 510.338.3965 | website I recently met my friends Christina of East Bay Dish and Brenda from Bites & Bourbon for drinks and some excellent snacks at The Dock, a newly opened collaboration between James Syhabout (of Commis Restaurant, Hawker Fare, and Box & Bells Eating House, who is Oakland’s only Michelin starred chef) and Linden Street Brewery’s Adam […]

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