Tag Archives: Local

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..
Skates on the Bay
7.4

Skates on the Bay

I tell you what, with the amazing views at Skates on the Bay in Berkeley, they could get away with mediocre food and service.  But, fortunately, the food and service are almost as good as the view at Skates. We went to a retirement party at Skates just before Christmas. ..
Original Joe’s
9.8

Original Joe’s

My buddy, Paul, decided at the last minute to head out to San Francisco for New Year’s.  I hustled on back from Timber Cove to spend the day with him.  Paul’s a life-long Chicagoan and White Sox fan but recently moved to Nashville, so Original Joe’s sounded to me like..
Santa Rosa Seafood

Santa Rosa Seafood

We were looking for a place for super fresh seafood and oysters on the way to Timber Cove and lucked upon Santa Rosa Seafood – .  Santa Rosa Seafood has it all!!  They have an amazing selection of local, exotic and other sourced seafood.  I was really pleased with the..
Sabores del Sur
8

Sabores del Sur

I so enjoyed the La Cocina Food & Entrepreneurship Conference that I had to partake of their graduates’ offerings.  That will take a while, but first up was Sabores del Sur in Walnut Creek, close to my friend’s San Ramon home, and I haven’t seen her in ages. Guisell is..
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. ..
La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina is an amazing organization.  They’ve been around for 10 years.  La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference was held the first weekend in November with Saturday being a food tour of the many great success stories that La Cocina has produced.  Sunday entails a conference session with many diverse speakers, talking..
Central Kitchen and Trick Dog
8.7

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,..
Green Chile Kitchen
7

Green Chile Kitchen

It might be just me, but I’ve always thought that Chile is a country, and chili is something you eat.  Green Chile Kitchen makes me completely wrong.  I’ve been wanting to go to Green Chile Kitchen since they opened nine years back.  The restaurant is at McAllister and Baker, making it GU..