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Redbird, Los Angeles

Redbird, Los Angeles

Why did we dine here? – Redbird is a trendy restaurant in downtown Los Angeles that was on our short list to try. This is Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser’s flagship restaurant is a follow up to…

Ahgassi Gopchang, Los Angeles

Ahgassi Gopchang, Los Angeles

Why did we dine here? – Ahgassi Gopchang is a sister restaurant to Korean BBQ favorite: Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong. (Which we also love) The restaurant’s name means Young Lady Small Intestines, hence the additions of several ‘parts’ on the…

Top 5 Chicken Rice Dishes in Singapore

Top 5 Chicken Rice Dishes in Singapore

Last Update: December 2019 Chicken Rice is a legendary dish at Singapore’s food hawker centers. It consists of chicken cooked in pork and chicken stock, rice with chicken stock, and some vegetables. Dipping sauce is usually a hot chili…

Delfina Review, San Francisco

Delfina Review, San Francisco

Since 1998, Delfina, a bustling neighborhood Italian trattoria has been packing them in. The menu changes daily and they use organic produce and sustain-ably raised meats and fish whenever possible. It is a popular place that requires advanced booking…

The Kitchen Dim Sum, Millbrae

The Kitchen Dim Sum, Millbrae

Top Chinese in SF. The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We have dined at many of them and find the food pretty very good. In recent…

UK iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card

Be sure to secure your iPhone or Android Smartphone whenever you travel. Precautions will help prevent disaster. The iPhone or any Android Smartphone are an essential tool when traveling to the UK – United Kingdom for tourists. Google maps,…

Moonstar Buffet Review, Daly City

Moonstar Buffet Review, Daly City

Moonstar is a higher end Asian Buffet in Daly City, a short distance from the Serramonte shopping center, and almost next door to Chinese food Mecca, Koi Palace.  They used to have a location in San Francisco, but it…

Harborview, San Francisco

Harborview Restaurant, San Francisco

Why did we dine here? – Harborview Restaurant is located in 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco. It takes the place of Crystal Jade, which spend $14 remodeling the space. This restaurant is run the founder of by the well…

Bestia, Los Angeles

Bestia, Los Angeles

Why did we dine here? – A big LA scene with impressive Italian food. Bestia (Italian for Beast) bubbled to the top of the possibilities when planning our LA must hit list. 4.5 stars on Yelp, recommended on the…

Atlantis Buffet Toucan Charlie, Reno, Nevada

Atlantis Buffet Toucan Charlie, Reno, Nevada

Best Buffet in Reno. Why did we dine here? – Atlantis Buffet Toucan Charlie’s is one of the leading casino buffets in Reno. The place was remodeled about 2 years ago and upgraded. We were in town for a…

Begoni Bistro, San Francisco

Begoni Bistro, San Francisco

Why did we dine here? – Begoni Bistro is a modern, good looking Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It is not old and dingy like some of its neighbors. We were tipped off about this spot a while…

Honu Seafood & Pizza, Lahaina

Honu Seafood & Pizza, Lahaina

Why did we dine here? – Honu Seafood & Pizza one of those waterfront restaurants that has a killer view of the sunset. Prices are no doubt inflated, but it was our last day in paradise, so we decided…

Chicago Restaurant Guide for Visitors

Chicago Restaurant Guide for Visitors

Foodie research and reviews from our first visit to Chicago in the Summer of 2018.  We are based in San Francisco, so our base reference for dining is fairly high.  This page has links to reviews of spots we…

Alinea, Chicago

Alinea, Chicago

Why did we dine here? – Finally a chance to dine here! Alinea is a legendary three Michelin star restaurant in Chicago. It has four times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is one of only 13…

Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

We love pizza and finally made the trek to Chicago to find what ‘real’ deep dish pizza tastes like. We find San Francisco’s best cannot compare..…

avec, Chicago

avec, Chicago

Why did we dine here? – avec is a rustic mediterranean shared plate restaurant in Chicago. Originally conceived as a wine bar, the kitchen’s offerings quickly steered the space in another direction. Wine, however, remains at avec’s core.…

Girl & the Goat, Chicago

Girl & the Goat, Chicago

Why did we dine here? – Girl & the Goat is Top Chef Winner Stephanie Izard’s top rated and very popular restaurant. It was our first time in Chicago, so had to try all the hot spots and compare…

Smoque BBQ, Chicago

Smoque BBQ, Chicago

Why did we dine here? – Smoque BBQ is a highly rated BBQ restaurant in the Northern part of Chicago. We heard good things about it and decided to give it a try while on our trip to the…

GT Fish and Oyster, Chicago

GT Fish and Oyster, Chicago

Why did we dine here? – GT Fish and Oyster is a seafood restaurant in Chicago’s River North area. We were looking for an informal spot on our Chicago trip and their menu looked good. Bib Gourmand rating on…

Barbuzzo, Philadelphia

Barbuzzo is a listed as a Mediterranean, Pizza restaurant on Yelp but seems to have an Italian slant too. We would call it a high quality pizza and pasta place and more. We were visiting Philadelphia and stayed a…

Porfirio’s, Cancun

An amazing find in Cancun! Porfirio’s is a Mexican restaurant in Cancun, right at tourist area Zona Hotelera, just north of the Hard Rock Hotel. We wanted to get some Mexican food and luckily this place was a short…

Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

Since 1892, this has been America’s oldest and largest public market. A perfect place for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Get exposed to Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch. A must visit for anyone into food and history! Some vendors close…

Le Diplomate, Washington DC

Le Diplomate is a popular French Brassiere in Washington DC’s posh Logan Circle neighborhood. You need to reserve well in advance, otherwise come early for a seat in the bar or patio. This restaurant has a high 4.5 stars…

Zahav, Philadelphia

Forget about the cheese-steak! When you ask foodies in Philadelphia, Zahav often comes up as the must visit restaurant. We had to dine at this 4.5 Yelp rated stop. They serve Middle Eastern Israeli cuisine. We have nothing like…

Lazy Bear, San Francisco

Why did we dine here? – Lazy Bear bills itself as “A modern American dinner Party”. Since 2014 they have been hosting 2 seating of a single prix fixe Tasting Menu served to guests on a long communal table.…

Forest Buffet Harrahs Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe

Foodnut has a thing for high end buffets.. The Forest Buffet at Harrahs Lake Tahoe has been in existence for decades and is practically a Lake Tahoe institution. We remember coming here as kids and have returned to see…

Foodnut Cancun Restaurant Reviews

Last Update: 2018 Foodnut travels, eats, and tells.  We’re based in San Francisco but have flown all over the place. We love Mexican food and find some of the best in Cancun. We recently finished up our latest culinary…

The Morris, San Francisco

Why did we dine here? – The Morris it’s a restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District that occupies the former location of the slow club.…

Taverna, Palo Alto

Taverna, Palo Alto

Why did we dine here? – Taverna is a recently opened Greek restaurant in Palo Alto by some alumni of nearby Evvia restaurant. They brought in a Chef from Village Pub to execute their dream. We had good experiences…

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 had two locations, but later wisely consolidated into…

Pyeong Chang Tofu House, Oakland

Pyeong Chang is a Korean restaurant located in the Temescal district of Oakland, where a cluster Korean restaurants are situated. Burma Superstar is a couple doors down, while Bakesale Betty and Pizzaiolo are a block or two away. We…

Spruce Review, San Francisco

Elegant old school favorite. Why did we dine here? – Spruce is a popular American restaurant in San Francisco’s upper crust Laurel Heights neighborhood. This restaurant has one Michelin star and has been packed ever since it opened. This…

McDonalds Next, Hong Kong

McDonalds opened this Next Generation store in Hong Kong in 2016, making it the only one of its kind in the world. Sleek modern black interior, self ordering kiosks, special Create Your Taste customizable burgers, special make to order…

Foodnut Hong Kong Restaurant Reviews

Foodnut Hong Kong Restaurant Reviews

Last Update: 2020 Foodnut travels, eats, and tells.  We’re based in San Francisco but have flown all over the place. We love Chinese food and find some of the best in Hong Kong.…

Hanoi Street Food Tour Review

Hanoi Vietnam is known for its dynamic street food scene.  The language and culture are definitely big barriers to going it on your own.  A street food tour was definitely a must. We took our hotel’s Street Food tour…

Lung King Heen Review, Hong Kong

We return to the first 3 Michelin star Chinese Restaurant in the world… Upscale IFC Shopping Center – Glitzier than any USA Mall…

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 an extremely high 4.5 stars on Yelp and…

Evvia Estiatorio, Palo Alto

Why did we dine here? – Evvia is the sister restaurant of popular Kokkari in San Francisco. Our last visit here was over 10 years ago, so it was time for a refresher. Reservations are not easy to come…

Conrad Hong Kong Sunday Brunch Buffet

Could this be one of the best Sunday Brunch buffets in the world? Best buffet in Hong Kong? Conrad Hong Kong Buffet: Best buffet in the world?…

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