Posts Tagged ‘Lunch’

29 Feb
2016

Palo Alto Creamery, Palo Alto

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 29th, 2016

Palo Alto Creamery Exterior

Palo Alto Creamery has been serving up classic burger joint food since 1988 when Robert Fischer took over the business. They used to have 2 locations in Palo Alto, with the downtown location open since 1923 in previously known as the Peninsula Creamery. Stanford Shopping Center location closed in 2013.

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8 Feb
2016

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 8th, 2016

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

Champagne Seafood San Mateo interior decor

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20 Oct
2015

Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 20th, 2015

Koi Palace Daly City interior decor

Koi Palace is the #1 Chinese restaurant in the SF Bay Area. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the San Francisco Bay area. Koi Palace has been around since 1996 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. They also have locations in Dublin and at the Thunder Valley Casino. Koi Palace Dinner is reviewed separately. Dragon Beard candy creation is covered too. Our last visit was in 2016.

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10 Aug
2015

The Chairman Restaurant and Food Truck, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 10th, 2015

Chairman Bao Food Truck 1

The Chairman (Formerly Chairman Bao) is a San Francisco food truck that serves Chinese steamed and baked buns with a variety of fillings. These are offshots of Taiwanese Gua bao or bun sandwich. When we were in Taiwan, it was difficult to find this old school dish.  Our only Gua bao was ironically at the ritz Shin Yeh, Taipei 101.

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22 Jul
2015

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 22nd, 2015

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Millbrae Exterior

Shanghai Dumpling Shop is a popular Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae’s Broadway shopping district. While they have all the ‘standard’ Chinese restaurant dishes, they are specifically known for dishes from Shanghai, including dumplings even though the staff can be heard belting out Cantonese Chinese. Our last visit was in the December 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Jun
2015

South Sea Fishing Village Restaurant, Guangzhou, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 15th, 2015

South Sea Fishing Village Guangzhou China Exterior

We finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2011 at South Sea Fishing Village for lunch. They have  2 locations here. Guangzhou is the origination point for Cantonese Chinese cuisine, making it a must visit for those serious about Chinese food. In late 2014 we returned for dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

9 Mar
2015

Jia Jia Tang Bao Review, Shanghai

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 9th, 2015

Best xiao long bao in Shanghai?

Jia Jia Tang Bao Shanghai exterior decor

Jia Jia Tang Bao (佳家汤包) is a small but popular Shanghai steamed dumpling or Xiaolongbao shop in Shanghai. Our first visit was in 2010, our last in late 2014. In 4 years, the facade outside has improved, but we swear the interior is exactly the same.

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17 Feb
2015

Village Pub Review, Woodside

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 17th, 2015

Village Pub Woodside exterior decor

Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was time to try it. They have received One Michelin star starting from 2009. Dmitry Elperin is the chef and identifies his cuisine as “Contemporary American yet is rooted in the culinary traditions of France and the Mediterranean.” They use lots of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The chef has a sister restaurant, Cafe des Amis (RIP) and Spruce, in San Francisco.

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1 Jan
2015

Lobster Shack, Redwood City and Portola Valley

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 1st, 2015

Lobster Shack Exterior

Lobster Shack Redwood City

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1 Jan
2015

Redd Restaurant Review, Yountville

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 1st, 2015

Redd Yountville exterior decor patio

One of the most underrated places in the San Francisco Bay Area.When we are asked where to go in the Napa Valley, we don’t say French Laundry.. Foodnut suggests Redd Napa.

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1 Jan
2015

The Kitchen Lunch Dim Sum Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 1st, 2015

The Kitchen Dim Sum Millbrae Exterior

The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dim sum served only during lunch. Another review covers The Kitchen dinner. We had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated, pretty typical on another occasion around 2pm, we walked right in. They appear to be under new ownership and not related to Asian Pearl anymore.  Our last visit for lunch was in May 2016. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern. They were listed in the Michelin Guide (No stars) and recently added a  freshly made Dragon Beard Candy stand by the door.

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17 Jun
2014

Marlowe, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 17th, 2014

Marlowe San Francisco exterior decor

Marlowe is a market driven neighborhood bistro near SF’s ATT park, they moved to the old Coco 500 location in 2014. Chef du Cuisine: Jennifer Puccio was formerly of restaurant Cortez. The focus here is on American comfort food. We decided to try this place because Michael Bauer raved about its burger. Our last visit was in February 2015. Marlowe’s sister restaurant is Park Tavern SF. Read the rest of this entry »