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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Dinner at 1760, SF

June 24, 2014
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1760 Polk St (at Washington) SF, CA 94109 | (415) 395-1212 | website My friend Jaytee and I went to 1760 for a quiet birthday celebration (hers) a few months ago, sorry for the late report!  The restaurant is located at 1760 Polk (thus the name), and is a lovely casual dining venue that opened last year by the owners of Acquerello […]

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Sunday brunch at the Cliffhouse SF

June 16, 2014
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1090 Point Lobos, SF, CA | 415.386.3330 | website My friend Jaytee who lives in the city, has the knack for discovering grandly decadent brunch spots, although I doubt we’ll ever see one that reaches the level of indulgence as the Carnelian Room, which is sadly now closed.  But I digress…  Jaytee suggested this magnificent spot for our group […]

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festive dining at Straw in SF

June 9, 2014
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203 Octavia Blvd | 415.431.FOOD (3663) |  website I find myself irresistibly drawn to the whimsical foods of my youth and was excited to hear about Straw Restaurant which serves carnival-inspired comfort food, then doubly so when I saw the Blackboard Eats deal of $35 for lunch/dinner for two.  My friend and frequent dining partner DebbieG joined me […]

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