Tag Archives: artisan

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...
Smokestack in Magnolia Brewery
7.4

Smokestack in Magnolia Brewery

We went to the SF BBQ Festival last year, and it is fabulous.  It’s in AT&T Park’s parking lot, so the crowds were spread out.  Great beer, great bbq, but Smokestack BBQ won the blue ribbon/gold medal with the beef brisket. We went with our friends to Avocado Con, SF’s..
The Wolf
8.5

The Wolf

The San Francisco Chronicle heralded the new coming of The Wolf, open just a few weeks after its August 2016 shuttering.  Rich and Rebekah Wood took over the space from the 40-year owner, Michael Wild.  The Woods, of famed Wood Tavern, were looking for another restaurant opportunity.  It turns out..
Takuya
8.5

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..
Cala
9.8

Cala

Hi friends, family and followers!!!  I’ve taken some time off, but here I am, back in the action.  And what better way to start than one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a while – Cala.  Even Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle entitled his November..
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..
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. ..
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..
Central Kitchen and Trick Dog
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Central Kitchen and Trick Dog

Central Kitchen and Trick Dog I walk by Central Kitchen and Trick Dog on the way to the Giants day games.  Central Kitchen is a beautiful space, and I’ve been dying to go.  I went to Trick Dog when it first opened, and with a little time before our reservation,..
Coqueta
9.3

Coqueta

This is my second lunch at Coqueta.  The first was SO good that I couldn’t bring myself to take pictures or write notes.  Sometimes when food is that good, it could very well disappoint later.  But that wasn’t the case at Coqueta.  My friend, Debbie, and I had a fine..