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Kaito – Capitola, CA

I am a noodle whore. A noodle addict. I love noodles. In any form, but especially from the general Asian part of the world and floating in pork-based broth. Ramen makes me so happy. For my 40th birthday, we waited … Continue reading

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Kin Khao – San Francisco

I’ve been wanting to go to Kin Khao since it opened in February. I’m a big fan of Pim’s cooking, I’ve been lucky enough to get some samples in classes I’ve taken from her. I knew this would be a … Continue reading

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Assembly – Santa Cruz

1108 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 824-6100 assembleforfood.com As soon as it was announced that Assembly was taking reservations, I consulted our calendar and booked. I figured on a Wednesday night, it would be a nice break from … Continue reading

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Pacific’s Edge – Carmel, CA – 2014

120 Highlands Dr Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 622-5445 pacificsedge.com We got a cheap-cheap weekend deal at the Highlands Inn in Carmel and couldn’t pass up staying again. It’s such a beautiful property on my favorite stretch of coastline in the … Continue reading

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Town of Dumpling – Belmont, CA

There are huge chunks of the Bay Area that are completely unfamiliar to me. If I haven’t worked in the area, chances are I don’t know it. Case in point: Belmont. It is one hour from my house and I … Continue reading

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Cayman Cookout 2014 – Part 1

This year’s weather has not been cooperative. It’s been rainy, or windy, or rainy and windy. There have been some hours of sun here and there. The one saving grace is that it’s not too hot! The trip to Stingray … Continue reading

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Abbot’s Cellar – San Francisco

Abbot’s Cellar 742 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 We had tickets to see Zoe Keating at The Chapel on Valencia on Saturday night. I love Zoe. She’s not only an amazing cellist, she’s a beautiful person. Someday, when our … Continue reading

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Manresa – Take 3

This was our third dinner at Manresa. Our first time in the summer. Oddly the other two times we went both fell in April, not sure why. This was the best meal of the three. I don’t know if it … Continue reading

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Celebrity Chefs Right Here – Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and David Kinch

You know how I feel about Eric Ripert. He’s probably mentioned more on this site than any other chef. He and Anthony Bourdain came to San Jose on their Good vs. Evil tour and of course I had to go. … Continue reading

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Incanto – San Francisco, CA

We had a full weekend of food, wine and no kid. He went skiing with a friend in Tahoe for the weekend. I don’t think there was a time, aside from when I first woke up, that I wasn’t full … Continue reading

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Central Kitchen – San Francisco, CA

Many moons ago I won a fundraising auction for a table for four at the as-yet-unopened Central Kitchen. We could be one of the first to dine there. I was very excited. I informed our friends of the wonderful news … Continue reading

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Cayman Cookout 2013 – Friday – Jose Andres’ Paella and David Kinch’s Garden

Friday began just as it did last year. With the highly anticipated arrival of Jose Andres to his cooking demonstration at 10am. We just had a few bites of fruit for breakfast knowing we would be eating for hours. This … Continue reading

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Cayman Cookout 2013 – Day 1 – Arrival and Blue

Last year’s epic Cayman Cookout adventure was supposed to be a once in a lifetime, blowout, crazy-idea event. That quickly changed after the 2012 event to trying to figure out how we could do this every year. Not only is … Continue reading

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Dumpling King – San Francisco

We drove up to San Francisco and met our friends at the Dumpling King for lunch. They’ve been going there for years, we’d never been. Oddly, we’d never been out for dumplings in San Francisco. Only in Sydney. Yes, we … Continue reading

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Manresa – Revisited

If…I mean when…you go to Manresa, because you should, you’ll get two menus. One is a normal menu with dishes listed with ingredients. The other is an alphabetical list of ingredients for the “seasonal and spontaneous” chef’s tasting menu. You … Continue reading

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