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Casa Caponetti

Casa Caponetti

What an AMAZING treat to find Casa Caponetti.  We bought three nights that the kind proprietors of Casa Caponetti donated to the San Francisco National Maritime Park Association, part of the National Parks System.  (By the way, the major source of funds to support the National Parks maritime arm, the..
Sabores del Sur
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Sabores del Sur

I so enjoyed the La Cocina Food & Entrepreneurship Conference that I had to partake of their graduates’ offerings.  That will take a while, but first up was Sabores del Sur in Walnut Creek, close to my friend’s San Ramon home, and I haven’t seen her in ages. Guisell is..
Heart & Soul by Jacques Pepin

Heart & Soul by Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin’s latest and probably final cookbook is one of the best in his repertoire.  Jacques Pepin’s Heart & Soul brings us simple yet marvelous recipes, like this sushi dish.  Heart & Soul will also be Jacques Pepin’s last food/cooking series for San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio. So normally, one..
Golden Gate Fields
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Golden Gate Fields

We love going to Golden Gate Fields! The Turf Club is an excellent spot to enjoy the races and have a wonderful meal. The service at Golden Gate Fields is really good. You can make a reservation to Golden Gate Field’s Turf Club online. All reservations are for 11am with..
Taste & Tribute

Taste & Tribute

Taste & Tribute, a fundraiser for the Tibetan Aid Project, was another magnificent experience from start to finish.  Celebrating the event’s 15th anniversary, Taste & Tribute is benefiting the preservation of Tibetan cultural and spiritual heritage for the Tibetan people.  Unlike last year , Taste & Tribute followed a slightly different path. ..
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..
Lobster and Corn Casserole

Lobster and Corn Casserole

So, I wrote to you a while back about Sunday Casseroles , a Chronicle publication, given to me by its editor and my neighbor.  It was my sister’s birthday, and our niece was in town, so we decided to have a big family dinner.  I wanted to make something special,..