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..
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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..
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..
It’s an anomaly to have a huge line of customers waiting and have a bad meal as we did at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe. At Plow , however, as in most instances, there is plenty of reasons to wait in line. Plow has seats outside with about the same wait..
If you’re gonna be using my brand new, shiny Airstream Interstate Grand Tour, picking it up at the Fairfield Bay Area Airstream dealer, you may need to wait before or after, so a meal in Suisun Valley is in order. Main Street Bar and Grill is your stop Our..
Kitchen Story at 16th and Sanchez used to be Tangerine. Tangerine was good enough but didn’t seem to draw enough people to sustain the place, despite happy hour and free drink offers. It appears that Kitchen Story doesn’t need gimmicks and promos to get a crowd. We went there for breakfast,..
I like dive diners as much as I like dive bars. Although I’ve lived in Bernal Heights for ten years and frequent the Bayshore corridor, it wasn’t until last week that I saw Silver Crest, on Bayshore just south of Oakdale. Open 24 hours, it has the great outside look..
Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is one of the hottest breakfast spots in the city. There are lines there all day long. People were worried that when Dottie’s True Blue moved from the Tenderloin to a block from Mission and 6th, another dangerous area, that they wouldn’t survive. Absolutely not so...
I met my friend Barbara at Buzz’s Steakhouse in Lanikai for lunch. Buzz’s Steakhouse is such a delightful place, and the building itself gives you the feeling of old Hawaii. They make a Mai Tai cocktail that has no juice in it, but is surprisingly the same as the juiced..