27 Oct

Perbacco Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 27th, 2014

Perbacco San Francisco exterior decor

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in San Francisco. Perbacco is a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district that opened in 2006. We had been to their sister restaurant next door Barbacco recently, and felt it was high time that we came back to Perbacco. Chef Staffan Terje focuses on Piemontese, Ligurian, and Venetian regional Italian dishes. “Perbacco” translated is an Italian word to accentuate positive comments. Our last visit was in the middle of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

25 Oct

New Michelin Guide San Francisco 2015

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 25th, 2014

Michelin Guide San Francisco 2015: Restaurants & Hotels (Michelin Red Guide San Francisco)

New 2015 Foodie bible Michelin San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants 2015 was just released. This sells for $14 at Amazon.

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20 Oct

Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 20th, 2014

Koi Palace Daly City interior decor

Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the San Francisco Bay area. It has been around since 1996 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. They also have locations in Dublin and at the Thunder Valley Casino. Koi Palace Dinner is reviewed separately. Dragon Beard candy creation is covered too. Our last visit was in the fall of 2014.

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13 Oct

Monsieur Benjamin, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 13th, 2014

Monsieur Benjamin San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Monsieur Benjamin is the long awaited French restaurant from Corey Lee of Benu. There has been a vacuum of French restaurants in the last several years, and hopefully this new establishment will fulfill the need for fine French food. Across the street is one of the long standing fine French restaurants, Absinthe. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Oct

Bouchon Restaurant Review, Santa Barbara

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 6th, 2014

Bouchon Santa Barbara exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Bouchon, no relation to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, is a top restaurant in Santa Barbara. We were here for one night and decided to give this legendary restaurant a try.

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29 Sep

Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Review, Las Vegas

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 29th, 2014

Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas interior decor

The Caesars Bacchanal Buffet was the latest and greatest buffet to open in 2012. They spent $100 million to create the best buffet in Vegas. USA Today rated it as the top buffet in 2013. Some have called it the next great buffet after Wynn and Bellagio, so we had to give it a visit. How would this buffet compare to the local competition? How would it compare to the best buffets FoodNut has been to in Conrad Hong Kong Sunday Brunch Buffet or Ritz Carlton Singapore Sunday Brunch Buffet?

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22 Sep

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Navio Sunday Brunch Restaurant Review, Half Moon Bay

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 22nd, 2014

Navio Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Sunday Brunch Buffet Exterior decor

Best buffet in San Francisco Bay Area? The Navio restaurant is located inside the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. It serves one of the best Sunday Brunches in the San Francisco vicinity. They have everything from traditional breakfast items, Sushi, caviar!, fresh seafood, prime rib, Dim Sum, cheese, Pastries, and Desserts. The location on the coast is perfect, you get beautiful views of the coast and golf course. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Sep

Lotus of Siam Restaurant Review, Las Vegas

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 15th, 2014

Lotus of Siam Las Vegas exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Lotus of Siam is a legendary Thai restaurant that most foodies in the US know of. James Beard Award winning restaurant. We have been putting off visiting this famous spot for many years. Having dined at most of the famous Las Vegas restaurants, we felt it was high time to finally visit Lotus of Siam. Anthony Bourdain recently featured this restaurant on his television show. Saipin Chutima, is the owner and chef. She uses family recipes with a northern Thai focus to produce some of the best Thai food around.

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8 Sep

The Plant Organic Cafe Restaurant Review, Burlingame

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 8th, 2014

The Plant Cafe Organic Burlingame exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – The Plant Organic Cafe is a small local chain of restaurants focusing on organic and vegetarian oriented cuisine. The menu features many vegetarian items along with seafood and even cocktails. They have locations in Mill Valley, San Francisco at Pier 3, Downtown, and the Marina. We dined at their Burlingame location. Next door is a cafe where you can get Blue Bottle Coffee, their trademark smoothies, as well as baked goods. We really enjoyed their selection of vegan cookies, cupcakes, desserts. There are few places with this variety.

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1 Sep

Saison Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 1st, 2014

Saison San Francisco Exterior Decor

Saison (French for “season”) is a Michelin starred restaurant in San Francisco that focuses on a singular 8 course prix fixe meal each evening using local, specifically identified, and sustainable ingredients.
This style considers different elements of the ingredients, incorporating influences from its native environment and leveraging primitive techniques like ember and ash cooking. They earned two Michelin stars in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

25 Aug

Lanai Restaurant Reviews

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 25th, 2014

Lanai has been on our must visit lists for a while. We finally got a chance to visit this tropical paradise in April 2014.
The easiest and cheapest way to arrive is by ferry from Maui.  The fare is a reasonable $60 round trip. Frankly we saw more dolphins, flying fish, and whales riding this ferry than we did on a whale watching tour!

There are two Four Seasons Resorts on the island along with a small Lanai Hotel. We stayed in the Four Season Manele Bay, right on the beach. (Why would you want to stay at the other one?) One beautiful resort and priced a couple hundred less than the Four Seasons Maui. Lanai City is a small plantation town in a timewarp to the 70’s. A tiny place with a small town square. Here are 3 places we ate in between all the chilling.
One Forty
1 Manele Bay Rd
Lanai City, HI 96763
(808) 565-2000

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18 Aug

Tasty n Sons Restaurant Review, Portland

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 18th, 2014

Tasty n Sons Portland exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Tasty n Sons was recommended by fellow foodies on Chowhound. We had just arrived in Portland from an early morning flight and were ready to experience Portland’s highly regarded food scene. Conveniently located, this restaurant was on the way to downtown Portland from PDX airport. This was a great first meal.

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