Archive for November, 2008

29 Nov
2008

El Dorado Buffet Restaurant Review, Reno

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 29th, 2008

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The El Dorado Buffet is located in the El Dorado Casino, Downtown Reno. They have buffets for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend Champagne Brunch. We were in search of the best buffet in Reno.
Decor, Vibe – The El Dorado Buffet is a much smaller location that many other buffets but still has lots of different food stations. Lots of locals, tourists, gamblers, and non gamblers. Lots of families and couples. Read the rest of this entry »

28 Nov
2008

Yoshi’s Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 28th, 2008

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Yoshi’s Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant in the Yoshi’s Jazz club San Francisco. “Using only fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices, Chef Sho prepares each dish with his culinary philosophy: “seasonal, simple, and a bit of surprise”. Read the rest of this entry »

26 Nov
2008

Epic Roasthouse Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 26th, 2008

Epic Roasthouse San Francisco Exterior

Epic Roasthouse is a steak house located strategically on the San Francisco waterfront. It has extra ordinary views and is next door to the seafood restaurant Water Bar. They are both part of the vast Kuleto Restaurant empire. They dry age their steaks for 28 days.
Decor, Vibe – Pat Kuleto is a master restaurant designer and has created Boulevard, Jardinere and many other restaurants. This place has an old school clubby atmosphere with a seawater pump house theme and an upstairs bar area. Well dressed businessmen and others in their 40’s – 60’s were dining.

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25 Nov
2008

Pizzaiolo Restaurant Review, Oakland

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 25th, 2008

Pizzaiolo Oakland Exterior

Pizzaiolo opened in 2005 and has been packing them in for pizza since. The Chef-Owner used to work at Chez Panisse. Read the rest of this entry »

22 Nov
2008

The Lodge Buffet Restaurant Review, Reno

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 22nd, 2008

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The Lodge Buffet is located in the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno.ย  It was formerly known as the Reno Hilton.ย  They have buffets for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. There was a very long wait to get into the buffet and it was mid week. Read the rest of this entry »

21 Nov
2008

Kirala Restaurant Review, Berkeley

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 21st, 2008

Kirala Berkeley Exterior

Kirala is a popular Japanese restaurant in Berkeley. They have 2 locations. The one in North Berkeley is a to go shop. They do no take reservations, so the place fills up rapidly. We came for lunch. They have a separate lunch menu as well as a sushi menu. Read the rest of this entry »

18 Nov
2008

Maru Ichi Restaurant Review, Mountain View

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 18th, 2008

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Maru ichi is a Japanese Noodle restaurant on Castro street in Mountain View. With so many restaurants nearby, this place stands out. Read the rest of this entry »

17 Nov
2008

Gamine Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 17th, 2008

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Gamine is a French restaurant on the Union street shopping corridor that used to be named Chez Maman but was purchased by the manager and renamed. Everything else remained the same.
They have a lunch menu and serve Sunday Brunch. They focus on more lower cost fare than many of the expensive restaurants nearby. They are know for the friendly waitstaff. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Nov
2008

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Restaurant Review, Oakland

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 15th, 2008

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Zachary’s Chicago Pizza is a popular restaurant in the East Bay that serves Chicago style pizza. It has been packing them in for over twenty years. The serve select individual slices (Sausage, Pepperoni, Vegetarian) and whole pizzas, both thin and stuffed (thick) crust. The thick crust has filling between layers. They also have half-baked pies for sale.
Decor, Vibe – College pizza place decor with tons of colorful posters on the walls. They have a sit down area and a counter area for quick bites. Lots of college students eating lunch along with the artsy Berkeley crowd.

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13 Nov
2008

Passionfish Restaurant Review, Pacific Grove

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 13th, 2008

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Passionfish offers a “unique California dining experience with serious food and wine in a fun and casual atmosphere. The ever-changing menu features the freshest, sustainable seafood, slow-cooked meats, organic greens and delectable desserts, all complemented by an award winning wine list priced well below what youโ€™ve come to expect.” They have been around for over ten years.
With the world class Monterey Bay Aquarium nearby and all its educational campaigns, this restaurant adheres to the sustainable seafood movement to serve ‘correct’ food. Passionfish is owned and operated by Chef Ted Walter and his wife Cindy Walter, who are vocal advocates for sustainabilty.

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12 Nov
2008

Oola Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 12th, 2008

Restaurant.com sells discounted Certificates for this restaurant.

Oola is a stylish restaurant in San Francisco’s South of market area serving American food. It stays open late, so it is popular with the late crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

11 Nov
2008

Nico Restaurant Review, Carmel

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 11th, 2008

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Nico Restaurant is a Mediterranean restaurant in touristy downtown Carmel. It has a main dining room and a small patio in the back. We were in town doing the tourist thing and found this place in the middle of the shopping district. Read the rest of this entry »