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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..
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..
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..
Donostia
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Donostia

Turns out that the extraordinary bartender at The Nomad Hotel, Will Peet, is also a partner at Donostia, perhaps Manhattan’s first sherry bar.  I couldn’t wait to go.  Sherry and Tapas are the best thing about Spain.  I’ve written about it from Sherryfest, my CIA Sherry class, and dinners I’ve..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

The Taste and Tribute Gala to benefit the Tibetan Aid Project is coming up on Friday, November 21, and I can’t wait to attend.  It’s being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, starting at 5:30pm.  Inspired by San Francisco’s famous chef, Laurent Manrique in 2001, the event will feature 22..
Urchin Bistrot
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Urchin Bistrot

I completely disagree with Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle about Urchin Bistrot.  His Sunday review found the location to be ‘disjointed’ – NOT.  I found the bright orange seats a wonderful contrast to the starkness.  The space is very comfortable, both upstairs and down.  Mr. Bauer..
La Cocina Street Food Fest

La Cocina Street Food Fest

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..
Monsieur Benjamin
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Monsieur Benjamin

It was my birthday yesterday, and Dave took me to Monsieur Benjamin, Corey Lee’s of Benu and formerly The French Laundry fame new French bistro near the theater area in Civic Center.  Corey, like Thomas Keller, is a Francophile, having studied in France and New York.  Corey wanted to have..