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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..
Explore SF – Little Saigon

Explore SF – Little Saigon

Explore SF  does the most varied tours of any San Francisco tour company that I’ve seen.  When their Living Social special offer came up, I jumped at the opportunity to take their Explore SF Little Saigon tour.  Dan Chew was our amazing tour guide.  He has his own super website..
Edible Excursions – Japantown

Edible Excursions – Japantown

I was fortunate enough to buy two tickets to the Edible Excursions – Japantown tour from the Daniel Webster ‘Taste of Potrero’ auction site.  Japantown is a very inclusive neighborhood, one of only three in the US, including Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and San Jose.   The Japanese are a..
Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant
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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
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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..
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..
Weekly Hot Tips – June 2

Weekly Hot Tips – June 2

Here comes this week’s edition of Weekly Hot Tips – June 2.  Weekly Hot Tips is a compilation of the various newsletters and articles that I read throughout the week in an effort to keep up with what’s going on in this wild and crazy San Francisco food scene.  I’ll..
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..
La Cocina

La Cocina

We were fortunate to attend La Cocina‘s annual fundraiser, hosted at Airbnb headquarters.  I was surprised to learn that AirBnB is housed on the top two floors of the ages-old Gift Center, where my Apple company had its annual MacWorld party for so many years.  Just being there brought back..