Tag Archives: seafood

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..
Cala
9.8

Cala

Hi friends, family and followers!!!  I’ve taken some time off, but here I am, back in the action.  And what better way to start than one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a while – Cala.  Even Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle entitled his November..
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..
John’s Grill
6.9

John’s Grill

John’s Grill has been around since 1908.  The last time we were there was election day for a lunch party hosted by our former mayor, Willie Brown.  We decided to head back to John’s Grill for lunch. I love the ambiance of old restaurants.  There’s a quaint bar in the..
Tarantino’s and Fisherman’s Wharf

Tarantino’s and Fisherman’s Wharf

It’s always fun as a local or a tourist to walk around Fisherman’s Wharf.  It’s got to be the most popular tourist destination in San Francisco which makes me ask – why is the city of San Francisco building the Central Subway Metro and ending it in Chinatown instead of..
Balboa Cafe
8

Balboa Cafe

We met our real estate agent on the way out of town to the Sonoma Coast.  Fridays are tough Marin and Sonoma traffic, so it’s best to get out of town early.  By the way, what the heck is with the gridlock traffic in San Francisco?  It appears you can’t..
Dragon Beaux
9.9

Dragon Beaux

I’ve been a huge fan of Koi Palace in South San Francisco for the entire time since my Honolulu restaurant owner/buddy, Russell Siu, turned us on to it years ago.  It’s best to go to dim sum with a large group of people.  That way, you can enjoy WAY more..
Red Hill Station
7.9

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..
Sunday Casseroles

Sunday Casseroles

Lucky me.  My neighbor is a food editor at Chronicle Books and offered me a sample of their outstanding food publication line.  I saw ‘Sunday Casseroles’ in an Amazon solicitation, and decided to take Sara up on her offer.  MAN, am I happy I did.  ‘Sunday Casseroles’ is one of..