Fabulous lunches to warm your belly at Mixed Grain in Walnut Creek

January 7, 2018
table view

1546 Bonanza Street, Walnut Creek 94596 | 925.938.5959 | website | menu There are a surprising number of very good Korean restaurants out in Coco county, but this is my favorite one (of the type that doesn’t involve cooking yourself).  It’s tucked away on a side street off Locust in downtown Walnut Creek where the […]

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An urban refuge at Herlen Place

December 16, 2017
bar at herlen place

334 Grant Avenue (at Harlan Place), San Francisco | 415.391.0207 | website | Open 8am-9:30pm It’s the holiday season so you have every reason to be in Union Square right now either for shopping or to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit by enjoying the giant Christmas tree glittering with thousands of lights, the huge 25-foot glowing […]

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Roar Winemakers Dinner at MKT restaurant

November 12, 2017
table view

  Years ago, Mr. K and I were introduced to Roar wines at Benu Restaurant when the sommelier recommended a bottle of their Pinot Noir; rounded, velvety and utterly delicious.  We’ve been fans ever since and I signed up to their mailing list in order to have access to their limited production wines which sell out very […]

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Sultan’s Brunch, Istanbul Modern in SF

September 24, 2017

1096 Union St, San Francisco 94133 I have been following Laura & Sayat on Instagram for quite some time and finally managed to book a seat at their Sultan’s Brunch which offers a fascinating and delicious introduction to Turkish cuisine.  I’ve never been to Istanbul and am not very familiar with the food, and only know […]

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A magical day in Baja: tacos, tostadas and a tasting menu

September 10, 2017
salsipuedes bay

Mr. K and I spent a fun weekend in San Diego recently and decided to drive down to have dinner at Corazón de Tierra in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s rural and secluded wine country.  We planned a couple of stops along the ride down the coast which offers breathtaking views of Salsipuedes bay.  The first stop […]

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a Full Moon Feast at Daughter Thai Kitchen in Montclair

August 22, 2017
a table full of deliciousness

6118 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611 | 510-823-2354 | website I heard about a new restaurant called Daughter Thai that opened recently in Montclair, a lovely town nestled in the Oakland Hills near the intersection of Highways 24 and 13.  It is the latest project from chef Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang, who has two other restaurants in San Francisco, Kitchen […]

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Sons of Liberty Alehouse in San Leandro

August 8, 2017
beer flight

150 W. Juana Ave., San Leandro, CA | website I’ve lived in San Leandro for 14 years and am just dizzy to see so many new places opening up! We now have craft breweries, T4 boba teashop, Liberian food from Kendejah Restaurant, Cinco Tacobar, a worthy sushibar, and now a brewpub in the downtown plaza. […]

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