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  • 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…

  • J. Zhou Oriental Cuisine

    J. Zhou in Tustin, Orange County, California is an upscale Chinese Cantonese restaurant in The District Mall. After a meal you can hit Whole Foods or the mall next door! The…

  • Sichuan Impression, Tustin

    Sichuan Impression, Tustin

    Great Sichuan Spicy food in the OC. Sichuan Impression in Tustin, Orange County is the second outpost of the spicy restaurant, the others are in Alhambra and Los Angeles. We at…

  • International Smoke, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – International Smoke is the long await collab between Chef Michael Mina and lifestyle expert and bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry. It is located at the…

  • Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, Oakland – Berkeley

    Zachary’s Chicago Pizza is a popular pizza restaurant in the San Francisco East Bay that serves Chicago style pizza. They have been packing them in for over thirty years. They serve…

  • Restaurante Somorrostro, Barcelona

    Restaurante Somorrostro is a gem of a small restaurant a couple blocks from the Barcelona waterfront promenade, right in the middle of the Barceloneta residential area. Rated 4.5 on Trip advisor…

  • Mercado de Santa Caterina, Barcelona

    Where the locals go in Barcelona! Mercado de Santa Caterina is a food market in Central Barcelona where mostly locals go to do their everyday shopping. The market is not very…

  • Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

    The must go to food market in Madrid! Mercado de San Miguel is the food market in Central Madrid, right off the touristy Plaza Mayor. This is a must visit spot…

  • La Boqueria, Barcelona

    The must go to food market in Barcelona! La Boqueria is the food market in Central Barcelona, right off the touristy Las Ramblas boulevard. This is a must visit spot for…

  • La Viga, Redwood City

    Why did we dine here? – Wonderful food at great prices. La Viga derives from the massive central seafood market in Mexico City where our chef Manuel Martinez (Left Bank, Reposado)…

  • Mercado laBretxa, San Sebastian

    Where the locals go in San Sebastian! Mercado laBretxa, San Sebastian is a food market in the old town of San Sebastian where mostly locals go to do their everyday shopping.…

  • Sushi Maruyama, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Sushi Maruyama is the latest Japanese spot to give this corner a go. They are not related to the last place. The last 2 came…

  • Andes Cafe, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – One of those hidden local gems. Andes Cafe is a small Peruvian restaurant on a non descript stretch of El Camino Real in San Mateo.…

  • Mission Chinese, San Francisco

    Mission Hipster heaven. Modern Fusion Chinese. Mission Chinese Food is a restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District that used to be a popup in the Lung Shan restaurant. Mission Chinese Food has…

  • Chez Maman, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Quaint French Bistro with very good food. Chez Mama is a French Bistro with 2 locations in San Francisco, Potrero Hill and Hayes Valley. We…

  • China Live, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – China Live is a $20 million Chinese food extravaganza from Chef George Chen and crew. (Shanghai 1930, Betelnut, etc) Very ambitious, this complex seeks to…

  • The Saratoga, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – The Saratoga is a contemporary American restaurant in the old Saratoga Hotel building. It is park of the well respected Bacchus Management Group (Village Pub,…

  • 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…

  • ‘Aina, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – ‘Aina (means land) is a modern Hawaiian restaurant that went from popup to mega wait hit inside a couple years from Hilo born Chef Jordan…

  • Mensho Tokyo, San Francisco

    Best Ramen in San Francisco. Why did we dine here? – Mensho Tokyo SF is first USA outpost of Mensho, an acclaimed Tokyo ramen chain. They have 7 locations in Tokyo…

  • Cassia, Santa Monica

    Sexy Asian in Snap Chat’s turf. Why did we dine here? – Cassia is a restaurant from the folks at Rustic Canyon and Spice Table. A new Metro station (eminent domain),…

  • Chili House, San Francisco

    Hot Stuff! Why did we dine here? – Chili House is a Chinese restaurant in the SF Richmond district. It is special because in November 2015, Tong Gang Wang became the…

  • Chef Zhao Kitchen, Palo Alto

    Soup Dumplings! Why did we dine here? – Chef Zhao Kitchen is a Shanghai Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto, near 101 and Embarcadero. This is a sister restaurant to Cupertino’s Shanghai…

  • R & G Lounge Review, San Francisco

    R & G Lounge Review, San Francisco

    Best Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown.  R & G Lounge is a popular Hong Kong style Cantonese Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Since 1985 they have been serving top notch Chinese…

  • Tartine Manufactory, San Francisco

    Bread heaven! Why did we dine here? – Tartine Manufactory is Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt’s new bakery, ice cream shop, and restaurant. We love their bread, so we could not…

  • Moody’s Bistro & Bar Restaurant, Truckee

    Moody’s Bistro & Bar Restaurant, Truckee

    Moody’s Bistro & Bar is a high end Mountain comfort food restaurant in downtown Truckee. Local, organic, seasonal focus or as they tell it – Moody’s food philosophy is “fresh, local,…

  • Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Mister Jiu’s (Bar Agricole) is Brandon Jew’s long awaited Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He took years to remodel the old Four Seas restaurant…

  • Bird Dog, Palo Alto

    Why did we dine here? – Bird Dog is a popular new restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. This brings some sophisticated SF style innovative dining to the Peninsula. The interior is…

  • Kokkari Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Kokkari (Small fishing village on the islands of Samos in the Aegean Sea) is a long standing Greek restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District – Jackson Square area. Our last visit…

  • In Situ, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – In Situ serves the best dishes from famous chefs around the world. Corey Lee (Benu, Monsieur Benjamin) gets recipes from cooks and replicates them as…

  • Yankee Lobster Co, Boston

    Why did we dine here? – Yankee Lobster is a casual seafood restaurant near the end of pier in South Boston. They also run a commercial lobster operation. This is an…

  • Best Croissants in San Francisco

    We sought to find the Best Croissants in San Francisco. Time to line up bright and early. Ah somebody has to do this right?  Here are the top candidates for your…

  • Brodard, Westminister

    Why did we dine here? – Famous Vietnamese restaurant Brodard, in Southern California. Home to the largest Vietnamese population in the US, you would expect to find some great restaurants. Many…

  • Don Antonio by Starita, New York City

    Why did we dine here? – Don Antonio by Starita is a popular pizza restaurant in New York City’s Midtown area. It brings together 2 pizza superstars: Roberto Caporuscio of Kesté…

  • Xian Famous Foods, New York City

    Why did we dine here? – Shockingly Good! Xian Famous Foods was made famous when Anthony Bourdain featured it on this TV show, No Reservations. The restaurant was recommended to us,…

  • Volta, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Volta is a new brasserie restaurant from the Perbacco / Barbacco team Chef Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin. It is located in the space that…

  • Babbo, New York City

    Why did we dine here? – Babbo is celebrity chef Mario Batali’s and Joe Bastianich’s flagship restaurant serving regional Italian classics. How could we pass up trying his Italian food? We…

  • Chungdam, Santa Clara

    Why did we dine here? – Chungdam is Korean restaurant located in the Santa Clara Koreatown area. It has been on our bucket list for a while. A combination of a…

  • Akiko’s Restaurant, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Akiko’s Restaurant is a small Japanese restaurant that has been on our list for a while. They are known for serving fresh fish but now…

  • Ka’ana Kitchen Andaz Maui Breakfast Buffet

    The Andaz Hotel in Wailea, Maui is the closest thing to paradise.  Beautiful beachfront property, where the resort fee gets you free GoPro rental, Yoga Classes, SUP Classes, snorkel rentals, and…

  • Beijing Restaurant, San Francisco

    Beijing Restaurant San Francisco is a Beijing style Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Excelsior district that opened in early 2009. Located a couple blocks off Highway 280 near City College, this…

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