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  • Bull Valley Roadhouse, Port Costa

    Why did we dine here? – An oasis in the middle of nowhere. We’ve read about this place for many a year and finally got a chance to dine here, on the…

  • Monsieur Benjamin, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Monsieur Benjamin is the long awaited French restaurant from Corey Lee of Michelin Starred Benu. There has been a vacuum of French restaurants in the last…

  • Monkeypod Kitchen, Wailea, Maui

    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…

  • Petit Crenn, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Petit Crenn is the new restaurant from Chef / Owner: Dominique Crenn of Michelin starred Atelier Crenn. “Petit Crenn is a neighborhood restaurant inspired by…

  • Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Liholiho Yacht Club is a Hawaiian influenced restaurant from Ravi Kapur, formerly of Prospect and Boulevard. He returned to Hawaii and found inspiration in the…

  • Octavia, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Octavia is the latest restaurant from Melissa Perello, chef-owner of 1 Michelin Starred and well loved Frances. A small 54 seat neighborhood restaurant that is already…

  • Ilbunjee #1, Sunnyvale

    Why did we dine here? – Ilbunjee #1 is a Korean BBQ restaurant in the Santa Clara Koreatown district. We find the best Korean in the San Francisco area right here.…

  • Bouchon Bistro, Las Vegas

    Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire. A more affordable way to taste his high quality food. This location is in Las Vegas…

  • Sage, Las Vegas

    Why did we dine here? – Sage is in the Aria Hotel and has 4 stars on Yelp. We were seeing Cirque du Soleil Zarkana in this Hotel, so that is…

  • Trestle, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Trestle is a small restaurant in San Francisco’s Jackson Square district. Their claim to fame is a three course prix-fixe menu for $35 per person,…

  • Raku, Las Vegas

    Why did we dine here? – Raku is a popular Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas. Some friends loved this place and suggested we dine there. Raku are located about 15 minutes…

  • Tokyo Foodie Restaurant Mini Reviews

    Where does a foodie eat in Tokyo? In the spring of 2015, we visited Japan for the first time in many decades. Our original trip was set many years ago, but…

  • Napa Rose Restaurant Review, Anaheim

    Why did we dine here? – Because we went to Disneyland of course! Napa Rose is a nice respite from the hectic theme parks next door. We’ve eaten here before and…

  • Cotogna, San Francisco

    Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local fish and seafood, salads, salami and cheeses in…

  • Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot, Macau

    Why did we dine here? – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot is a popular restaurant in Macau. This restaurant group owns many different restaurants through out Asia including Jinyuexuan. Our friend recommended…

  • Ippuku, Berkeley

    Why did we dine here? – Ippuku is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant in downtown Berkeley focused on serving yakitori skewers cooked on robata charcoal grill, soba, ramen, and other dishes…

  • Lei Garden Guangzhou Dinner, China

    Why did we dine here? – Lei Garden is a top restaurant group with locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Macau. In late 2014 we had dinner at the Guangzhou…

  • Best Buffet in the World

    We have a soft spot for buffets. Large assortments of food from around the world lets us try items that we would never order.  High end buffets with everything from Prime…

  • MGM Macau Rossio Buffet, Macau

    250lb Wagyu beef roast? Why did we dine here? – MGM Macau Rossio Buffet is the main buffet at this huge resort in Macau. Macau is China’s Las Vegas, and generates…

  • Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan

    Why did we dine here? – Shin Yeh at Taipei 101 is the flagship restaurant for this local restaurant group. This particular Shin Yeh is located on the 85th floor of…

  • The Progress, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – The Progress is the long awaited follow on to immensely popular State Bird Provisions. Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski have a hard act to expand…

  • Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Los Angeles

    Last visit: August 2016 They are coming to Northern California in 2017! (Perhaps Santa Clara?) Why did we dine here? – Baekjeong (butcher in Korean) is a extremely popular Korean restaurant…

  • Redd Restaurant Review, Yountville

    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 suggests Redd Napa.…

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