My last two trips to the Bay Area have included a visit to Alameda’s very popular BURMA SUPERSTAR. So far, I’ve had the infamous Tea Leaf Salad (pictured, above) twice, Spicy Chicken with Fresh Basil and the Garlic Noodles. So yummy, I’m eager to go back. Note to self to try: Burmese Samusas Classic Burmese… Continue reading EAT: BURMA SUPERSTAR / Alameda, CA
ANDERSEN BAKERY is one of my favorite places in the Bay Area. I love, love their pesto bread. I wish someone made this deliciousness in Los Angeles. ANDERSEN BAKERY 198 Hillsdale Mall San Mateo 650) 571-5380
I had heard great things about CreoLa in San Carlos, so we headed there for dinner with Mom over Mother’s Day weekend. Dinner was…disappointing. The service, while friendly, was lacking. We asked the hostess a question about the menu when we were first seated. And, she never came back. We asked for water. And, they… Continue reading CreoLa / San Carlos, CA
If you read about my last trip up north, you know I love, love San Mateo’s Chinese food. So, I was surprised to find myself soy-sauced-out and looking for something of the non-Asian variety. I consulted the ever-trusty Yelp and found great reviews for JERSEY JOE’S in San Carlos. While I waited for our two… Continue reading JERSEY JOE’S / San Carlos, CA
I’ve driven this stretch of El Camino a hundred times and I’ve never seen PILGRIM KITCHEN before! But, I had a hankering for something sweet and it seemed like a sign. Delicious pies, doughnuts and other sweet treats. Delish. PILGRIM KITCHEN 311 El Camino Real Belmont, CA 94002 (650) 592-0638
Back in the Bay Area this week and tried SAN MATEO PRIME in downtown San Mateo. Depending on who you ask, there are several top prime rib spots in the Bay Area — House of Prime Rib, Kincaid’s — and I think San Mateo Prime is just as tasty. And I gotta give it up… Continue reading SAN MATEO PRIME / San Mateo, CA
Last of my Bay Area Asian food posts…. We went out for a Shanghainese feast! Don’t let the exterior fool you. This buffet-style Chinese restaurant has a secret call-ahead Shanghainese menu and it is DELICIOUS. JADE DRAGON 2368 Junipero Serra Blvd Daly City, CA 94015-1647 (650) 756-8900
My mom’s been talking about ESPETUS for a while, so our small group headed there for lunch. I had heard that I needed to prep myself for the all-you-can-eat feast by not eating prior to the meal. No kidding. I didn’t even get through sampling all the goods before I was stuffed. But, the ones… Continue reading ESPETUS Brazilian Steak House
Went out on Friday night to meet Z (CommandZed) in San Francisco’s Mission district. It was nice to see that many of the businesses I frequented years ago are still thriving. Though, the crowd seems to have shifted a bit. I suppose it was inevitable. Where there’s a bacon-wrapped hotdog…. Recommended: DALVA 3121 16th Street… Continue reading Mission.
Day 2: Cantonese. Continuing my Chinese food odyssey at Cathay Kitchen. It’s a wee bit hole-in-the-wall-ish, but they make some tasty eats.
Feria Urbana is an urban fair made up of local artists and designers selling a range of items at accessible prices. Clothing, jewelry, home accessories, ceramics, fashion accessories, baby items and more! Shop locally for amazing items made in the bay area. FREE ADMISSION Saturday July 11th, 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. Pizzaiolo – 5008… Continue reading FERIA URBANA in Oakland, July 11