Koja Kitchen in Walnut Creek

June 16, 2017

1550 Olympic Blvd, WC 94596 | 925.448.8218 | website I was so happy to hear that Koja Kitchen opened a restaurant in Walnut Creek.  I’ve loved their delicious koja burgers (the ones with the fried garlic rice buns) since the first time I tried one from their food truck at the Eat Real festival 5 years ago…  Koja is a […]

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the tale of the catio

June 15, 2017

Life was good with our cozy little cat family until the outside cat Nori got hurt and we brought her inside to recuperate.  The two younger cats were really opposed to adding another cat in the house, especially Zumi who would hurl herself at Nori shrieking like a banshee, and Nori who grew up on the streets, fought […]

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lunch at Kendejah restaurant in San Leandro

May 29, 2017

197 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro CA  94577 | 510.756.6049 | website Mr. K and I recently joined a group of Chowhounders for a lively lunch at Kendejah Restaurant in San Leandro.  I was curious to try Liberian cooking which has an interesting history because it was colonized in the early 19th century by freeborn Blacks and former slaves from America and […]

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A feast at Khai Vietnamese Nouveau

May 11, 2017

655 Townsend Street, SF, CA  | 415.724.2325 | website | reservations Mr. K and I recently went to visit Chef Dương Khải’s new restaurant which is located in the design district of San Francisco.  It creates a cozy little restaurant row along with destination restaurants Omakase and Okane tucked in amidst the design showrooms and tech companies.  The tiny restaurant has just 20 seats which makes for an intimate […]

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Sanuki Udon at Kagawa-ya in SF

May 3, 2017

I have to tell you about a new udon restaurant Kagawa-ya that opened up in the mid-Market area of SF recently.  It’s named for the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan which is known as the udon prefecture because there are over 600 udon shops and the region’s per capita udon consumption is seven times that of the national average (even though it is […]

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BBQ for a cause at Lucille’s Smokehouse in Concord

April 23, 2017

April is Autism Awareness Month and Lucille’s BBQ is supporting this by donating $1 to Autism Speaks everytime you order a Blueberry & Basil Margarita and they are participating in the Round It Up America, where you can round up your purchase to the nearest dollar amount (or more) and help families across the country through research, education, […]

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Drip Line Coffeehouse in West Oakland

April 16, 2017

Last month I was invited to check out an exciting new coffeeshop that can be found deep in the vast industrial section of West Oakland.  It’s a little off the beaten track, but you should definitely make an effort to find it, because it is a hidden gem that has more than just coffee, good company and a […]

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