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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…

  • Chapeau!, San Francisco

    One of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.. Chapeau! is a French Bistro located in the San Francisco Richmond district in the middle of the Clement Street shopping district. At one time, they…

  • 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…