Happy New Year everyone!!! I’ve been gone a while out of the country but now I’m back and anxious to get my food and wine writing back in high gear!! It’s a pleasure to review a wonderful dive diner in The Mission – Jim’s Restaurant. I love dive bars, but..
This August was the 6th and final La Cocina Street Food Festival. With Dave gone to China, I was on my own. The Street Food Festival was from 11am to 7pm on Saturday. I was there when they opened and still had a 15-minute wait in line to pick up..
My Groupon for an appetizer, two entrees and one dessert at Regalito Rosticeria was about to expire, so I decided that eating Regalito Rosticeria food at the Giants game would be a great choice. The problem was that the Groupon was for use eating IN the restaurant only. I was..
There’s a three or so block area near Church and 29th that worth a saunter. Chris Cosentino’s Incanto has recently been reinvented at Porcellino, and it’s worth a visit. I’m personally not a fan of ordering at the counter, but the locals seem to love it. Starting at around 28th,..
I’ve never been to Jasmine Tea House, but they’ve certainly been to my home. With such a large Chinese population, there are many choices and cuisine types with the abundance, of course, in Chinatown. With delivery, however, one must stick to the local spots. As far as San Francisco Chinese..
Ichi = one, Ni = 2. Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar has been at around 28th and Mission for a while, and it’s been on my list. Now, Paolo Lucchesi, of San Francisco Chronicle’s Inside Scoop, have projected the opening of a new and larger spot, complete with bar about..
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday where one might find Pliny the Younger in San Francisco. As the article states, people wait, sometimes overnight, to get the first taste of this rare artisan brew from Russian River Brewing Company. We headed to Monk’s Kettle in the Mission that was..
With a cold coming on, there’s nothing better than Ramen. There are tons of San Francisco restaurants that specialize in Ramen, and they’re popping up all the time, especially in the Mission District and the Valencia Corridor. We headed to Ken Ken Ramen, only to find them closed for a..
Now this is a special place. Tucked into a nondescript block at 16th and Van Ness, you might pass this place by completely. But, certainly my foodie informants at EaterSF, InsideScoop, and UrbanDaddy, among others didn’t. The two chefs are Japanese-trained, and believe in the utmost simplicity in their preparation..
When I moved from LA in 1994, I took for granted that Mexican restaurants were just plain good. Rarely would you find a bad one. In San Francisco, rarely do you find a really good one. My friend, Ricardo from Texas, who used to live in San Francisco, told me..