Tag Archives: artisan

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
7.9

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

I really like Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar, a real upgrade from their place up the street.  The Ichi Sushi scene is lively with a fabulous mural on the west wall, different areas for food, and some bouncing music to keep the scene perked up.  Tim and Erin Archuleta are the..
Roy’s Restaurant
7.2

Roy’s Restaurant

Ok, so my Hawaiian friends reading this are gonna say “I told you so”!  Mea culpa!  My lovely veteran bartender friend and party girl, Cheryl, told us to go to Wai’olu Ocean View Lounge on the second floor of the Trump hotel for cocktails and pupus (hors d’oeuvres).  Since we..
Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant
8.3

Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant

I thought I had purchased a Groupon for Local’s Corner. I really like that place. We went there for brunch only to learn that my Groupon was for Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant!! Fortunately for us, there was a Sunday Giants game, so we decided to head to Local Kitchen..
Trou Normand
8.8

Trou Normand

Trou Normand opened only months ago, and they’ve been at the top of my ‘to-eat’ list even before their opening, mainly because Trou Normand is the new sister of one of my favorite San Francisco restaurants, Bar Agricole.  The second reason is to see what the design looked like since Bar..
Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries

Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries

Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries was Sherryfest‘s last afternoon seminar.  Beltran Domeq, Consejor Regulador of the Jerez Sherry Region, started off this session of Sherryfest discussing VOS and VORS Sherries, a certification created in 2000.  Sr. Domeq is a regular participant and speaker at Sherryfest.  VOS, Very Old Sherries, are 20+..
Sea Forager

Sea Forager

If you’re looking for the best possible seafood, look no further than Sea Forager.  Kirk Lombard and his team at Sea Forager are some of the hardest working humans on the planet.  Every Wednesday afternoon (at least for my Bernal Heights/Mission hood), Kirk delivers to Chez Poulet a giant cooler..
Sunset  Celebration Weekend

Sunset Celebration Weekend

It’s probably been 10 years since we’ve been to the Sunset Celebration Weekend.  Located At Sunset Magazine’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, the two-day weekend show features food, wine, travel, gardening, remodeling and crafts. We chose to get the VIP access pass for this year’s Sunset Celebration Weekend.  For what..
Great Food Tours

Great Food Tours

Who would ever imagine that it is possible to walk from First and Market to Powell and Market and visit EIGHT chocolates shops along the way??  Great Food Tours did, and they pull it off in a three-hour walking tour.  We met up with Kimberly Grimes, our guide, and a..
Weekly Hot Tips – May 19

Weekly Hot Tips – May 19

I read just about everything I can get my hands on about the local San Francisco restaurant scene as well as food, wine and activities around the Bay Area.  This is my compilation from many and varied sources about what’s happening. San Francisco Restaurants These are San Francisco’s 31 Commandments..
River’s End
8.2

River’s End

On our way to Ratna Ling, we stopped for lunch at River’s End in Jenner on the Sonoma Coast.   River’s End has some of the most amazing views of the Russian River flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  It’s worth a stop just for that. Owned by Bert Rangel and..