We Heart Fried Chicken in Sacramento

If you happen to be in Sacramento, be sure to stop by South and say hi to N’Gina and Ian who are RAD. They have just been named by the SF Chronicle as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Sacramento! Source: Top 10 restaurants in Sacramento South This new wave Southern counter-service restaurant features […]

Entries Are Now Closed for Noma Tokyo Date

Thanks to all the hundreds and hundreds of people that sent in their applications for the Noma Tokyo Date. It has been a completely chaotic and crazy week with all of the press that this has gotten worldwide. I can’t even begin to understand what went on. I have officially closed off the applications now. […]

Desperately Seeking Noma Tokyo Dinner Date

‘Desperately seeking’ is actually kind of a stretch (I’m not that desperate) and a play on that good old Madonna movie.  I never really bought into the Rosanna Arquette being Madonna thing, but that is another story…  I am actually here to talk about finding a date for my birthday dinner, so read on.   […]

Making Christmas Cheesecake

Steps in my perilous cheesecake journey. It was a bumpy ride and the crack made me cry but it recovered well. I decided to bake a cheesecake for Christmas dinner over at Elaine and Kenny’s after being inspired by my monthly Cook’s Illustrated magazine.  I mean, it was even called Foolproof New York Cheesecake.  How could […]

Blue Apron review

There has been a recent influx of meal delivery services popping up on the webs. When I say meal delivery, I don’t mean the pre-cooked / ready meals like Sprig or Munchery (of which I should review as well), I am talking about services that deliver the ingredients for one to actually prep and cook […]

I Ate Portland

I just came back from an awesome week in Oregon.  I went out there for the XOXOFest and ended up staying a few additional days so that I could head down to Cannon Beach to have a few days of solitude. Portland is such a great little town.  I am completely smitten by it.  Not […]

Chef – the movie review

This was from my review on Rotten Tomatoes: I am in shock and awe that this film has such a high Rotten Tomatoes score (88%). Chef has one of the most boring, thinly-veiled, pointless, predictable plots that I have seen in a really long time. I had such high hopes for this movie and it was […]

Alta Ca

I’m going to try to keep this brief, but thought I’d write it up because I have the world’s worst memory about these types of things. Had dinner last night with my trusted food compadre, Manish, at Alta Ca restaurant here in San Francisco.  Alta Ca is a relatively newish restaurant that was opened up in the […]

Animal Restaurant – LA

Had a yummy dinner at Animal restaurant in LA last night and wanted to recap it here for my own memory’s sake. First off, Animal is full on carnivore heaven.  Snout to tail eating going on here with a very extensive menu that is not for the faint hearted.  Don’t worry, there are also some […]

sriracha – the movie

“Sriracha” documentary trailer from Griffin Hammond on Vimeo. Who doesn’t love sriracha?  If you don’t then there is something really wrong with you and I should reconsider your friendship (if I even know you).  I backed this documentary on Kickstarter and even have a credit in the post roll.  Well me and like 5,000 other […]