Archive for January, 2011

26 Jan

PlumpJack Cafe Restaurant Review, Squaw Valley

Posted by, January 26th, 2011

Plumpjack Restaurant Squaw Valley exterior decor

PlumpJack Cafe is a restaurant in the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, at the Squaw Valley ski resort. They serve breakfast the hotel guests, lunch and dinner to all. A more informal bar right outside the cafe, also serves food. We were in the area and decided to drop in for a quick bite to eat.

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19 Jan

La Folie Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, January 19th, 2011

La Folie San Francisco interior decor

La Folie (the madness in French) is a long-running classic French Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill. It opened in 1988 and earned one Michelin Star. Chef owner Roland Passot and wife, run La Folie, while Jesse Klaskey is the Executive Sous Chef. Mr. Passot can be found cooking in the kitchen and later out greeting patrons with a glass of wine in hand. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Jan

Thaiger Thai Kitchen Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, January 14th, 2011

Thaiger Thai Kitchen San Mateo_interior decor

Thaiger Thai Kitchen recently opened in San Mateo and focuses on high food with local and organic ingredients. Most of their business is takeout, but they do have some seating.

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12 Jan

Plum Restaurant Review, Oakland

Posted by, January 12th, 2011

Plum Restaurant Oakland exterior decor

Plum Restaurant by Daniel Patterson, of Coi and Il Cane Rosso fame, has opened a more casual restaurant in Oakland’s revived Uptown district. This restaurant is situated right next door to Bakesale Betty’s, and kitty corner from Ozumo and Pican. The focus is on organic, local, seasonal, and pastured meats. They serve lunch and dinner, our review was for lunch.

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10 Jan

Una Pizza Napoletana Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, January 10th, 2011

Una Pizza Napoletana San Francisco exterior decor

Una Pizza Napoletana is a new legendary pizza place in San Francisco’s Soma District. Pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri closed up his New York shop last year and headed westward with his wife to open this restaurant in 2010, aka shrine to pizza making. Our last visit was in March 2015.

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5 Jan

2010 Best of San Francisco Restaurants

Posted by, January 5th, 2011

Cotogna San Francisco_spinach Sformato

Another year in San Francisco restaurant reviews is history! Over 130 reviews! We are recapping the more memorable restaurants and meals that we’ve had in 2010. This was a banner year for new restaurants, one of the best on record, even though we are in the midst of an economic slowdown. Established restaurants intelligently expanded their empires at the time when real estate and human resource costs moderated.

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3 Jan

China Bee Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, January 3rd, 2011

China Bee San Mateo Exterior

China Bee is a Chinese Restaurant in Downtown San Mateo, near the Caltrain station. This restaurant has been here for at least 10 years and focuses on Taiwanese Chinese Cuisine. They have $6.50 – $6.95 lunch rice plate specials during the weekday. They have additional special menu items on the weekends. China Bee specializes in dishes like Stinky Tofu and Spicy Beef Noodle soup. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Jan

The Counter Restaurant Review

Posted by, January 1st, 2011

The Counter Palo Alto 4

Another trendy fancy burger place… The Counter opened in 2006 and is another fancy casual restaurant located in the Palo Alto, California Avenue shopping district. They have locations in CA, CO, GA, NC, and TX with many more coming soon. We revisited in March 2011 at the brand-new San Mateo location, click next door to Trader Joes. Loud music greeted us as we entered the place along with some flat screen TVs at the counter.

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