Wildcat + Charta, a popup feast with Chef Sophina Uong

December 22, 2016

Last week I was invited to a popup dinner hosted by chef Sophina Uong, who paired with EatFeastly to introduce Wildcat + Charta Uncommon Kitchen, where she is testing out new menu items for an Oakland restaurant project opening early next year.  I’ve been a fan of Chef Sophina since I met her at a James Beard dinner at Bridges Restaurant […]

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LiMA restaurant in Concord

December 6, 2016

There’s a new Peruvian restaurant in town that I have to tell you about!  It’s called LiMA and opened up last week in Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, which is conveniently close to Bart with plenty of free public parking (gotta give the ‘burbs some love for that).  The chef-owner John Marquez has an impressive background working […]

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Dinner for purists at Ijji Sushi in San Francisco

November 27, 2016

Last week, Mr. K and I were invited to experience the new menu at Ijji Sushi on Divisadero which is now serving a 19-course menu for $135 (there is an ala carte menu but only if you wish to add to the 19 courses).  The restaurant is tiny with only 17 seats, 7 are at the […]

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Lunches at Parada Kitchen in Walnut Creek

November 12, 2016

7001 Sunne Lane, Walnut Creek |  925.448.8118   | website The office I work at is located in a business park which is well off the beaten track.  I was so excited when chef Carlos Altamirano opened a Peruvian comfort food restaurant nearby called Parada Kitchen, which is named for a famous food market in Lima, Peru. […]

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Golden chicken sandwich at the Habit

November 6, 2016

I have to tell you about a fabulous sandwich that was recently introduced at the Habit Burger, which was recently rated by Consumer Reports as having the best tasting fast food burger in America based on a reader survey.  Now that is high praise and it’s no secret that they are one of my favorite fast casual burger places in the area, so I […]

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A new spot for Lemonade in Walnut Creek

October 13, 2016

Hey there, it’s been a while hasn’t it?  A recent death in the family had me focused on other matters for a while and I’m sorry that I neglected my site and my few faithful readers…  The verdict is that while it was good to take a breather, I still feel compelled to share my latest eating […]

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Southern Brunch for Dinner

August 29, 2016
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4001 Broadway, Oakland, CA  | 510.547.1446 | website Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and when I saw that Clove and Hoof in Oakland was offering a special southern brunch for dinner earlier this month, I immediately went online and signed up.  I have been hearing really good things about this place (click here […]

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