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.

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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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11 Aug

Wicked Spoon Buffet Review, Las Vegas

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 11th, 2014

Wicked Spoon Cosmopolitan Buffet 1

The Cosmopolitan was the latest and greatest hotel to open in 2011. Its buffet is called Wicked Spoon. Some have called it the next great buffet after Wynn and Bellagio, so we had to give it a visit. Our last visit was in the summer of 2014.

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4 Aug

Ox Restaurant Review, Portland

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 4th, 2014

Ox Portland exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Ox is part of the restaurant group that owns Lardo, Grassa, and other Portland restaurants. This place was highly recommended by some of the foodies on Chowhound, so we added it to our list of must-visit restaurants. This modern steakhouse is located in a bright red building and features a huge wood fired grill right near the door. Wait times at this restaurant can be long, so we came right when it opened. You need to arrive 30-45 minutes early on weekends. Clearly this is a hot spot.

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30 Jul

Redd Restaurant Review, Yountville

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 30th, 2014

Redd Yountville exterior decor patio

One of the most underrated places in the San Francisco Bay Area.When we are asked where to go in the Napa Valley, we don’t say French Laundry.. Foodnut recommends Redd.

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28 Jul

Little Bird Restaurant Review, Portland

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 28th, 2014

Little Bird Portland exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Little Bird is the sister restaurant to Portland’s most popular Le Pigeon. It is cheaper and a little less formal. We felt like something more casual and decided to eat here instead. Our bencmark for French Bistro’s is Chapeau! and Absinthe in San Francisco, so we had some high bars in mind. (We’re not going to get into the real Bistro’s we have been into in France).

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21 Jul

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

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 »