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Articles : 21
Since : 12/03/2013
Category : Food & Drink

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Farewell to Hayes Valley, 10 things you might not know

Farewell to Hayes Valley, 10 things you might not know

Alas, the time has finally come to pull up roots from my beloved Hayes Valley after almost 19 years. I've always said that if Seinfeld were written about San Francisco there would be an episode about the couple with two rent control apartments. For a long time the jury was out for us on where to go. Giant, cheap and no amenities ultimately lost out
Don't go Napa, go to Safeway instead

Don't go Napa, go to Safeway instead

Seriously. Before you decide you commit to making the trip to Napa you should do some math: Gas: $50ishHotel for 2 nights: $300 on the conservative sideDinner for 2 x 2 nights: $300 easyTasting fees x 3 wineries: $60ish assuming you don't buy a single bottle Assuming you decide you want breakfast and lunch pretty soon you're at $1000 without blinki
Slovenian Bubbles Night

Slovenian Bubbles Night

Ever tempted to get the undisgorged sparkling wine? I know, no. Who even knows what that means. Well, producers of sparkling wine put yeast in the bottle which they remove before shipping. But there are a few who leave the yeast in. And those-- the undisgorged sparkling wines-- require you to release the yeast from the bottle before drinking up. Th
Bistro Aix -- How did I not know?

Bistro Aix -- How did I not know?

Dining in the Marina with out all the screeching? It is possible. Look, there are a few places in the general Chestnut Street vicinity where you know there's some quality being served up if you're willing to brave the drunk frat boys and screeching women, The Tipsy Pig and Tacolicious being Exhibits A and B. So you never go. The establishment is ru
If you go to Napa, go to Napa (the town)

If you go to Napa, go to Napa (the town)

Today was the day after the big hiking, tasting and dining Saturday. We're not quite ready to go home but it's almost time. Most everyone has checked out of the hotel and we're the last guests lingering by the pool. It's quiet today with a pleasant sun. Not at all too hot. Last night the very entertaining Holly from Corison strongly suggested we dr
Bugs as food

Bugs as food

Yep, I did it. My friends behind the counter at Don Bugito told me they'd taste like potato chips-- they in this case being Wax Moth Larvae in a taco-- and that wasn't entirely wrong. There was also a roasted nutty quality, a little smoky and offset by a creamy soft queso. Not bad. Look, the decision was not an easy one. But at a certain point I co