The blingiest mac and cheese at Mac Daddy

June 2, 2016
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1453 18th Street, SF  94107 | 415.872.6670 | website Well, hello there!  First I took you to grilled cheese heaven, and now it’s time for mac and cheese heaven, which can be found at Mac Daddy, a cool new spot that opened recently in Potrero Hill by restaurateur Jocelyn Bulow (Chez Maman, Papito) .  It’s a tiny cafe with only 14 seats, […]

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Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe is featured on PBS: Shelter Me

May 24, 2016
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You may know that I am pretty much a crazy cat lady…  I live with four inside kitties, have a garden cat and yes, I even feed some strays.  So when I heard that Oakland was going to have the first cat cafe in the States I had to go check it out!  I took this photo […]

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American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

May 15, 2016
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2400 Harrison St, SF | 415.926.5076 | website ** this location is now closed but there are 2 other locations in the city I recently found myself in grilled cheese heaven, which is also known as the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco, a cozy neighborhood gathering place where you can enjoy the exceptionally well crafted sandwiches of national grilled cheese champion Heidi Gibson, […]

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Taiwan bento in Oakland

May 3, 2016
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412 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 | 510.250.9858 | website Last month I went to Taiwan Bento with the East Bay Dishing meet-up group and our goal was to order lots of dishes, eat family-style and share everything.  The above photo is what our table looked like for six people!  They opened in the Fall of 2014 serving […]

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a tour of the gourmet ghetto in Berkeley

April 3, 2016
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I recently went on a tour of the gourmet ghetto in North Berkeley, a place of great culinary significance because that is where California cuisine began at Alice Waters’ iconic restaurant Chez Panisse.  She is the pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.  Chez P opened […]

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A feast at China Village in Albany

March 13, 2016
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1335 Solano Ave., Albany, CA |510.525.2285 | website I have mentioned before that I am a member of the enthusiastic dining group called the fried chicken sluts, who frequently get together to try the Bay Area’s best fried chicken.  They recently celebrated their 100th event by gathering to eat the group’s favorite version at China […]

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Dinner at Okane Izakaya in San Francisco

March 7, 2016
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669 Townsend Street, SF | 415.865.9788  | website Okane is a neighborhood izakaya that opened last month on the far edge of tech trendy SOMA, near the ballpark in an area that is teeming with young hipsters.  It is the newest venture from veteran restaurateur Kash Feng, who owns the tiny, high-end Michelin starred Omakase […]

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