Posted by Foodnut.com, April 14th, 2014
Little Sichuan is a Sichuan Chinese Restaurant located in Downtown San Mateo next to legendary foodie hangout Draegar’s. It has been around for many years but changed hands in 2007. The former co-owner and chef used to run Classic Sichuan Restaurant in Millbrae. Do not confuse this place with others with similar names. Many folks stopped coming after the change in ownership including ourselves. It was time to check Little Sichuan out again in October 2010, after another year. This is a place to come for Sichuan dishes like noodles, not for generic Americanized Chinese food such as Beef Broccoli. classic Cantonese Chinese dishes that are better down the block at Champagne Seafood or HK Causeway Bay. Our last visit was in March 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, April 7th, 2014
Filed under: $, 2.5 stars, American Restaurant, California, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco East Bay, United States | Tags: Foodie Must, Fried Chicken, Lunch, North Oakland, Strawberry Shortcake, Temascale |
Posted by Foodnut.com, March 31st, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Pacific Catch is a small string of restaurants in the Northern California area. They were started by the founders of World Wrapps. The first location open in San Francisco on Chestnut Street in 2003, with the San Mateo branch opening in 2014, right next to the Century Theaters multiplex.
Posted by Foodnut.com, March 24th, 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. Please leave comments with suggestions for other places we should try.
Someday: Pho 54 San Jose
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Filed under: $$, 4 stars, California, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco East Bay, San Francisco North Bay, San Francisco Peninsula, San Francisco Restaurants, San Francisco South Bay, United States, Vietnamese Restaurant | Tags: Bay Area, Best, Pho, Top 10, Vietnamese |
Posted by Foodnut.com, March 17th, 2014
Town Restaurant is a steakhouse serving American comfort food in downtown San Carlos. It opened in 2006 and has gotten positive press, so we figured we would see how it stacks up. Over the years, this restaurant has been consistently busy. Town is definitely a hit with the locals, many of which can just walk over for a meal. Our last visit was in March 2014. It is so busy, we had to make a reservation a week in advance.
Posted by Foodnut.com, March 10th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Maruya had gotten written up in a local San Francisco magazine and was creating a lot of buzz. Was this going to be the new top Japanese restaurant in the city? Located in the trendy SF Mission district, was Maruya better than Akiko’s, Kiss or Ino? We would soon see. This restaurant has lots of exposed wood, from the planks on the front window to the walls and floors. The air was heavily scented with cooked fish, they should improve the circulation. San Francisco is still slowly catching up to top Japanese food outpost like LA or NYC. Guess we just don’t have to population to justify tier one restaurants.
Filed under: $$, 3 stars, California, Dine Again?, Go Again, Japanese Restaurant, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco Restaurants, United States | Tags: Japanese, Mission District, San Francisco, Sashimi, Sushi |
Posted by Foodnut.com, March 3rd, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Nico calls themselves a Modern Bistro. They are located in the swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. We’ve been to a Nico in Carmel, and wonder if there is any connection?!
Nico is short for chef Nicolas Delaroque. He is from Paris and has worked at Luce and Manresa. Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle reviewed it last month and made it sound like a must visit. Lemmings we are all..
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 24th, 2014
Chez Panisse Cafe is the lower cost, more casual, a la carte menu restaurant upstairs from famous Chez Panisse. We dined at the main restaurant Chez Panisse previously. Alice Waters started a food revolution here, way back in 1971. She strives to serve only the highest quality products, and only when they are in season. All produce, meat, poultry, and fish come from farms, ranches, and fisheries guided by principles of sustainability. This restaurant has produced many famous chefs that have gone on to start their own restaurants. Our last visit was in February 2014.
Filed under: $$$$, 3 stars, American Restaurant, California, California Cuisine, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco East Bay, United States | Tags: Berkeley, California Cuisine, Chez Panisse, Foodie Must, Gourmet Ghetto |
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 17th, 2014
Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was time to try it. They received One Michelin star in 2009, 2010. Dmitry Elperin is the chef and identifies his cuisine as “Contemporary American yet is rooted in the culinary traditions of France and the Mediterranean.” They use lots of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The chef has a sister restaurant, Cafe des Amis and Spruce, in San Francisco.
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 10th, 2014
The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns highly regarded Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dinner. The food here is pretty authentic Chinese Cantonese food, so some may not like this type of more hardcore cuisine. Do not come here for General’s Chicken or Broccoli Beef. Another review covers The Kitchen dim sum lunch. Our last visit for dinner was in 2014, a meal where we found that their quality has improved. We’d consider this #2 behind Koi Palace. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern.
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 3rd, 2014
Be sure to check out the Zuni Cafe Book
Filed under: $$$$, 3 stars, American Restaurant, California, California Cuisine, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco North Bay, United States | Tags: Dinner, Hayes Valley, Judy Rogers, polenta, raw oysters, Roast Chicken |