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Winter Fancy Food Show – Specialty Foods Association

Winter Fancy Food Show – Specialty Foods Association

I love attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, held every January at Moscone Center by the Specialty Foods Association.  Taking up Moscone’s North AND South Halls, there’s so much to see and eat.   There’s over 80,000 food items and more than 1300 exhibitors over the three-day show.  You have..
Jim’s Restaurant
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Jim’s Restaurant

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..
The Buena Vista Cafe
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The Buena Vista Cafe

Us locals don’t normally hang out at Fisherman’s Wharf, but there are a few spots that you will always see locals.  The Buena Vista Cafe  is one of those.  Home to the original and finest Irish Coffee on the planet, and that’s just for starters.  The wait staff has been..
Ivan Ramen – New York
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Ivan Ramen – New York

If you missed Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘The Mind of a Chef‘, a PBS creation now in its third season, you’re going to have to pay $1.99 to watch it.  It’s all about noodles – RAMEN!!!  David Chang of Momofuku (and others) and his cohort, Peter Meehan, headed to Japan..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

Taste & Tribute, an annual benefit for The Tibetan Aid Project, was held last week at The Four Seasons Hotel.  From the moment you walk into the hotel’s lobby, you know you’re in for an elegant evening. The Tibetan Aid Project has distributed over four and a half million books..
Gramercy Tavern – New York
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Gramercy Tavern – New York

I don’t like to write about the same restaurant twice, but Gramercy Tavern is an exception.  Gramercy Tavern is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the United States.  Although my job requires visiting different restaurants, I always make a point of going back to Gramercy Tavern whenever I’m in..
Red Hill Station
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Red Hill Station

Not being in the mood to cook and not feeling like driving too far led me to the discovery of Red Hill Station in Bernal Heights.  Red Hill Station has been open for about three months.  Although I walk Cortland Avenue frequently, I’m not usually on the east side of..

Austin Land and Cattle Company

Austin Land and Cattle Company was pretty darn quiet the night we were there.  Amy says it’s always like that, and it’s been around for ages.  As you can imagine, there must be a gazillion steakhouses in every city and town in Texas. We had the usual fare at Austin..
Around Austin

Around Austin

We had a whirlwind trip to Austin this past September.  We were looking at potentially moving there, so we looked at real estate, and we ate and drank like crazy!!! We managed to get into Vespaio’s, a wildly popular Italian restaurant near where my friend Amy lives.  Amy told us..

Peter Luger Steak House

Peter Luger Steak House is easy to write about as we always have the same thing.  I think Peter Luger is one of the best steakhouses in the country.  The subway to Brooklyn’s first stop over the Williamsburg Bridge is where you’ll find Peter Luger Steak House.  Be sure to..