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  • Vesta, Redwood City

    Vesta, Redwood City

    Why did we dine here? – Top Italian on the Peninsula! Vesta is a California Italian restaurant in downtown Redwood City. They tried to support local and organic suppliers. It has…

  • M.Y. China Review, San Francisco

    M.Y. China is a restaurant from TV Celeb Chef Martin Yan and the Koi Palace folks. It is located on the 4th floor of the San Francisco Centre shopping mall, right…

  • LV Mar, Redwood City

    LV Mar, Redwood City

    Photo Courtesy LV Mar Why did we dine here? – LV Mar is a Latin focus restaurant in downtown Redwood City that serves Elevated Latin tapas, platters & cocktails in a…

  • Montesacro Pinseria-Enoteca, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Montesacro is a hidden Italian gem, located in an alley right off a hardcore scary block of 6th Street in downtown San Francisco. The name…

  • San Sebastian, Spain Pintxos Reviews

    We visited San Sebastian (Donostia), Spain in 2017 and have some reviews for more casual restaurants in this review. If you are a foodie, you definitely need to visit this beautiful…

  • Xiringuito Escriba, Barcelona – Beachfront Paella

    Xiringuito Escriba is a beachfront paella restaurant that several people recommended to us. The Yelp reviews are not good, so we were worried. To its credit, the restaurant was pretty full…

  • Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco – Burlingame

    Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco – Burlingame

    Delicious Italian around the Bay. Pizzeria Delfina is the lower cost more casual eatery next to top rated Delfina. They do not take reservations and focus on ‘Neapolitan inspired’, thin crust…

  • Mon Ami Gabi Review, Las Vegas

    Mon Ami Gabi Review, Las Vegas

    Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro style restaurant located at street level in the Paris casino at Las Vegas. How quaint that there is a French restaurant in a…

  • Legal Seafood, Chestnut Hill

    Does it deserve 3 Yelp stars? We had not eaten at a Legal Seafood for over 20 years and decided to try a Legal that was conveniently located at the mall…

  • Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA

    Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA

    Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los…

  • 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…

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