21 Jul
2014

Lardo Restaurant Review, Portland

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 21st, 2014

Lardo Portland exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Lardo was the place mentioned several times by other foodies, when asked where to get a great burger in Portland. We’re also big Porchetta fans, so this made it an easy decision. We selected the location right near downtown Portland, within walking distance of our hotel and that bookstore to end all bookstores, Powell’s.
They have 3 locations to serve your pig-out needs. Chefs Table Group also owns Ox, Grassa Next Door, and several other well respected restaurants in Portland.

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17 Jul
2014

The Buffet at The Wynn Review, Las Vegas

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 17th, 2014


Wynn Buffet Walk Through

Wynn Buffet has been one of the top buffets in Las Vegas for years. We have been there in the past and went back for dinner. In the middle of 2014 we tried their lunch buffet. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Jul
2014

Beast Restaurant Review, Portland

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 14th, 2014

Beast Portland exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Beast was recommended by a friend. Naomi Pomeroy has been charming Portlandians for a while. There are two communal tables were everyone is served at a 6pm or 8:45pm seating Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday has a 7pm seating. $75 Six-course prix-fixe dinner. Brunch is served on Sunday at 10am and 12pm. There is only one menu for the week and no substitutions are allowed. If you have allergies to certain items, they will remove them from the plate. True Portlandia omakase. We can’t think of one restaurant in San Francisco that does the same thing. Beast is highly rated at 4.5 stars on Yelp.

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7 Jul
2014

Lark Creek Blue Restaurant Review, San Jose

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 7th, 2014

Lark Creek Blue Santana Row exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Lark Creek Blue takes the place of the seafood oriented Yankee Pier at Santana Row in San Jose. Run by the same restaurant group, they still maintain the seafood emphasis (Monterey Bay Seafood watch) but with a more contemporary look. Lots of wood, communal tables, jazzy music. They are located across the street from Left Bank.

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23 Jun
2014

Lahaina Grill, Maui Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 23rd, 2014

Lahaina Grill Lahaina Maui Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Lahaina Grill is one of the most popular high end restaurants in the touristy part of Lahaina, Maui. It definitely has a great repuation, and is situated in the midst of a ton of tourist traps. Foodies regularly recommend this restaurant, so we had high hopes. This place fills up fast, so you need to make reservations ahead of time or have to sit at the bar.

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16 Jun
2014

Alta Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 16th, 2014

Alta CA San Francisco Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Alta is the latest restaurant in Daniel Patterson’s empire. (CoiPlum, etc) Kitty corner from Twitter, this is in middle of the .com mid Market area. Clearly a tech worker hangout.

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9 Jun
2014

Ko Restaurant Review, Wailea, Maui

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 9th, 2014

Why did we dine here? – We were staying at the Fairmont on Maui, so it was natural to eat at restaurant Ko. We had originally sought to eat elsewhere, but jet lag make
it far easier to stay put. A beautiful room, tropical sea breeze flowing, a view open to the pool with live modern Jazz playing.
Executive Chef Tylun Pang was Voted 2013 Maui Restaurant of the Year.

Insider Tip – Happy Hour 3-5pm with drink and pupu specials is cheaper!

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2 Jun
2014

Maui Restaurant Reviews

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 2nd, 2014

Here is a compilation of more casual restaurants, snack places we visited during our Maui 2014 Hawaii trip. Our goal was to find good eats at reasonable prices. This is challenging on an expensive island full of tourist traps.

A Saigon Cafe Wailuku Maui Duck Soup

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1 Jun
2014

Best Pho San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 1st, 2014

Last Update: July 2014

We are big fans of Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup. Slowly but surely, we have eaten at many of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best Pho restaurants. Here’s our constantly evolving list of the top 10 in search of the Best Pho San Francisco and beyond. Please leave comments with suggestions for other places we should try.

Hit List: More San Jose Pho Places – Pho Y1 Noodle House

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26 May
2014

Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Review, Wailea, Maui

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 26th, 2014

Monkey Pod Kitchen Wailea exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is a popular Pan Asian, American restaurant in the posh Wailea area of Southern Maui. It was recommended fellow Chowhounders and the reviews on Yelp are four star. The restaurant is located on the second floor of a small shopping mall complex. Peter Merriman is connected to several successful restaurants on Maui including Merriman’s. They focus on local and sustainable products. Monkeypod also have a location on Oahu. Read the rest of this entry »

15 May
2014

Michael Bauer’s 2014 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 15th, 2014

The Plantation House Kapalua Maui hapa special fish

Michael Bauer’s 2014 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants has been published. The annual list from the Foodie god, concentrates on fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. We notice that they’re a lot more restaurants in the North Bay and very few restaurants on the San Francisco Peninsula, very few Ethnic places ie Asian and Indian restaurants. For the most part, we would agree with him. Be sure to read our Foodnut Best Restaurant List

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12 May
2014

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 12th, 2014

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

They closed the Buffet in April 2014 and re-opened, yet again as Champagne Seafood Restaurant in May 2014. The new format is almost identical to the pre-buffet restaurant but has a new Chinese name and some different dishes. They redid the internals and create a large dining room and eliminated the private rooms. You now have to order dim sum from the check off list that comes complete with pictures for dim sum newbies.

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