Archive for September, 2010
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 22nd, 2010
Foodnut has a thing for high end buffets.. The Forest Buffet at Harrahs Lake Tahoe has been in existence for decades and is practically a Lake Tahoe institution. We remember coming here as kids and have returned to see how this buffet compares to the best around, especially after a long day of biking. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 20th, 2010
The Firehouse is a fine restaurant in touristy Old Sacramento. This restaurant opened nearly 50 years ago and is located in an old firehouse. We were passing by the area and stumbled upon this restaurant after doing a little research. This area is filled with tourist traps, something we definitely wanted to avoid. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 15th, 2010
étoile Restaurant is the restaurant located at the Domain Chandon Winery in foodie capital Yountville, just to the left of Highway 29. (Etoile is French for “star”) They received one Michelin star in 2010 and serve French food that is the focus with “daily collaboration between the culinary team and Domaine Chandon’s winemakers, resulting in innovative, wine-inspired cuisine.” Chef Perry Hoffman was named a 2010 Rising Star Chef in the San Francisco Chronicle. We haven’t been to Domain Chandon in a long time and decided to give them a try as recent reviews have been positive. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Foodnut.com, September 13th, 2010
Tofu House recently opened a location in downtown San Mateo, replacing Sinbad’s. They also have locations in our Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Milpitas.
Decor, Vibe – Pretty generic restaurant decor with tables in an unorganized fashion. Tofu House had mostly Asian folks giving a new place a try.
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 8th, 2010
The Noodle Shop is a Chinese restaurant in San Mateo’s 25th Avenue shopping district. They specialize in Mandarin Hunan Cuisine and Mao’s Family Dishes. Many items are hot and spicy through the use of red chili oil. This restaurant has changed hands several times in the last couple years with the last one happening in late 2009 with no English name change. Mao’s Family Cooking is the new Chinese name and they serve Chairman Mao’s favorite dish. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 6th, 2010
Pilita Grill, a Turkish, Mediterranean restaurant, is run by friendly Chef owner Burak Epir. He tries to “capture the freshness and vibrancy of Turkish cuisine, where vegetables, whole grains, and yogurt are the stars and meats serve as condiments.” This restaurant is on Laurel street, home to a ton of restaurant.
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 3rd, 2010
4505 Meats is run by chef and artisan butcher Ryan Farr. Ryan formerly was executive chef at Fifth Floor. He teaches butcher classes and serves up food at the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. We saw them at the Eat Real festival in Oakland and on other occasions the Ferry building. They create homemade relishes, multi-national ’Zilla sauce, and even bacon-dressed chocolate desserts.
Posted by Foodnut.com, September 2nd, 2010
Chairman Bao is a San Francisco food truck that serves Chinese steamed and baked buns with a variety of fillings. Their truck can be found all over the San Francisco area (SF, Emeryville, Brisbane) with locations broadcast over Twitter. We tried their buns at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival. Chairman Bao is backed by corporate food truck company Mobi Munch. Incidentally, The Chairman is the name of a well respected Hong Kong restaurant.