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eightables
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eightables

We had the good fortune to be the first two customers at eightables, an exclusive, high-end, aritsan Chinese restaurant within the China Live complex on Broadway in Chinatown.  The whole project is an ambitious one by the one and only George Chen, a fixture in the San Francisco restaurant scene...
Skates on the Bay
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Skates on the Bay

I tell you what, with the amazing views at Skates on the Bay in Berkeley, they could get away with mediocre food and service.  But, fortunately, the food and service are almost as good as the view at Skates. We went to a retirement party at Skates just before Christmas. ..
Takuya
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Takuya

Always a foodie for me. I love reading everything I can get my hands on about the latest trends, new restaurants, and different and unique ways to cook. So, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Inside Scoop announced a soft opening of Takuya, a Japanese hot dog place on Irving between 8th..
Girin
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Girin

Well, it’s been ages, folks, but I’m back.  It’s hard to focus on writing when there’s so much going on.  We are on a 6-week road trip in our Airstream Interstate, and since I’m writing for Dave (Rvroadies.com), I may as well write for sflocalsguide.com.  Girin in Seattle will be..
John’s Grill
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John’s Grill

John’s Grill has been around since 1908.  The last time we were there was election day for a lunch party hosted by our former mayor, Willie Brown.  We decided to head back to John’s Grill for lunch. I love the ambiance of old restaurants.  There’s a quaint bar in the..
The House of Prime Rib
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The House of Prime Rib

The House of Prime Rib is exactly that. You get prime rib!! BUT, it is a set meal with a few choices, like size of prime rib cut. (OK, so they do have a fish dish as a special.) We ordered the King Cut when we went to The House..
La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina is an amazing organization.  They’ve been around for 10 years.  La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference was held the first weekend in November with Saturday being a food tour of the many great success stories that La Cocina has produced.  Sunday entails a conference session with many diverse speakers, talking..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

It’s that time of year again.  The wonderful and delicious Taste and Tribute is Friday, November 20th at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel.  Laurent Manrique of Cafe de la Presse and other food ventures, has long been a sponsor of The Tibetan Aid Project.  The Tibetan Aid Project strives to preserve sacred..