Dinner at Izakaya Kou

February 22, 2014
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1560 Fillmore (at Geary) | 415.441.9294 |website Dinner 5:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday, until 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, until 11 p.m. Sunday. Mr. K and I were invited to dine as guests of the house at Izakaya Kou last week for a lively Valentines dinner.  The restaurant opened last September and is in the Fillmore district which is […]

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A model egg muffin sandwich

February 17, 2014
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I received an email from my friend Jeffrey advising me about a life changing sandwich in Napa, with a link to a slideshow that begins with a breathtaking image of the ultimate breakfast sandwich.  The muffins are from Model Bakery in Napa, made from olive oil-laced focaccia dough that’s formed into thick rounds, laid on […]

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The view up at El Techo Lolinda

February 9, 2014
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518 Mission St., SF, CA 94110 | 415.550.6970 | website I met some friends for happy hour recently at El Techo as it was easy to get to and has a lovely heated patio with expansive views of the city.  They serve Latin American street food dishes that are meant to be shared while quaffing […]

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Breakfast at Hopscotch Restaurant

February 3, 2014
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1915 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA | 510.788.6217 | website I finally made it over to Hopscotch Restaurant in Oakland to check out their weekend brunch, which begins at 10:30 am.   It is a cozy retro diner on the fringe of Oakland’s uptown neighborhood that serves modern American food with a Japanese sensibility and some […]

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Dinner at Tosca Cafe

January 28, 2014
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242 Columbus Ave, SF, CA | 415.986.9651 | website Hours: Tues-Sun 5 pm – 2 am Last week I met friends Ben and Tara for dinner at Tosca Cafe, the legendary bar which was recently renovated by Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of New York’s Spotted Pig and the John Dory Oyster Bar among others.  I […]

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Dine about town 2014: Lunch at La Mar Cebichería Peruana

January 20, 2014
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Pier 1 1/2, On the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 | 415.397.8880 | website Mr. K and I had lunch last weekend at La Mar Cebichería Peruana, which is on historic Pier 1½ along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront, a mere hop, skip and a jump down from the Ferry Building.  I knew Mr. K would […]

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Hard water whiskey bar and restaurant

January 13, 2014
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Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94109| 415.392.3021 | Website Sorry for the confusion but this was reposted due to a synchronization issue with my new host…  A while back I met friends Ben who writes focus:snap:eat and Christina of East Bay Dish, for dinner in the city. We chose Hard Water, which is a collaboration […]

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