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San Francisco East Bay

  • Parada, Walnut Creek

    Why did we dine here? – Parada is a Peruvian restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek, just a block from the BART station. Carlos Altamirano, best known for La Costanera in Half…

  • Best Pho in San Francisco

    Last Update: July 2017 We are big fans of Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup. Slowly but surely, we have eaten at many of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best Pho restaurants. Here’s our…

  • 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…

  • Eden Silk Road Cuisine, Fremont

    Why did we dine here? – Eden Silk Road Cuisine is a new Chinese Uyghur Halal Style restaurant in Fremont. There are very few restaurants serving authentic Uyghur food from the…

  • Hopscotch, Oakland

    Why did we dine here? – Hopscotch Oakland is an upscale restaurant in Oakland’s Uptown area. We were attending a concert at the Fox Theater and ate here beforehand. This restaurant…

  • 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…

  • Chez Panisse Cafe Review, Berkeley

    Chez Panisse Cafe is the lower cost, more casual, a la carte menu restaurant upstairs from famous Chez Panisse. We dined at the main restaurant Chez Panisse previously. Alice Waters started…

  • Fentons Creamery, Oakland and Vacaville

    Fenton’s Creamery has been around since 1922 in Oakland. They produce their own ice cream and toppings batch by batch on site. They serve breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, but the main…

  • Pho Ao Sen Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Why did we dine here? – Pho Ao Sen is renowned to be one of the best Vietnamese Noodle houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. We finally got a chance…

  • China Village Restaurant, Albany

    China Village is a Chinese restaurant featured on the KQED public television program Check Please back in 2008. They specialize in Szechuan (Sichuan) Chinese food but serve other styles of Chinese…

  • Everett and Jones BBQ Restaurant Review

    Everett and Jones is a Barbecue restaurant with locations in Berkeley, Hayward, Sacramento, and Oakland’s Jack London Square. We ate at their Berkeley location, which is much more informal than their…

  • B-Side BBQ Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Why did we dine here? – B-Side BBQ is the sister restaurant to the every popular Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. We liked that restaurant and are big BBQ fans.…

  • New Michelin Guide San Francisco 2013

    New 2013 Foodie bible Michelin San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants 2013 was just released.  Less than $12 at Amazon.…

  • Brown Sugar Kitchen Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Why did we dine here? – Brown Sugar Kitchen is run by Tanya Holland, who draws upon her African-American heritage and her formal culinary training from France. This restaurant is located…