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The Restaurant At Meadowood: Mt. St. Helena’s Best Kept Secret (Retrospect Review)

“Nestled away in a piney cul-de-sac of Napa Valley, the Meadowood resort has always been a place of secluded beauty, but for several years its restaurant gave up trying to compete with big names like the French Laundry and Domaine Chandon”- John Mariani, Esquire 10/10/2006 Meadowood’s reputation is perceived as the runner-up 3-Star Destination of the entire … Continue reading

Bottega: The Fastest Fine Dining Experience Ever (Retrospect Review)

“Oooh, what kind of surprise is it? Is it something I would like? Why don’t you tell me about it?” Napa… will I ever get sick and tired of this place? Probably, but for now I’ll enjoy every excursion until my mind grows weary of the crimson grape vines, luscious backdrops of Mt. St. Helena, … Continue reading

A Belly (Uptown) Full of Burritos

“Extra green sauce, ok, the total is $17.35, it will be ready when you arrive.” Seriously? Another burrito joint?* I could’ve sworn this place was swarming with more Southern places than I can count (not that it’s a bad thing, *ahem* Brown Sugar Kitchen). Granted, this was my first time glancing at the corner burrito … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Return to NYC Part 2 Finale: Le Bernardin

“Can you send me the menu?… **after reading it online** Come on son, I don’t know about this place, you know I’m not really into this sort of thing…but it’s all good.” ***Author’s Note*** I know the ending to this two-part series was long overdue so be prepared with my content binge in entertainment, food … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Return to NYC Part 1; Bites and Buzzkills

“Welcome back brother…we haven’t kicked it in a cool minute. Let me tell you what really happened…” NYC, I was long overdue to revisit this place. Not only for the establishments I failed to experience the first time around but also uncover the more intimate side of my wanderlust desires and perspective. Taking 15 hours … Continue reading

Mississauga’s Heart and Soul, Chi’s Congee & Noodle House; F.S.I.: I.B., Canada: Toronto, Part 2 Finale

“We’ve been here for a very long time… so of course we want to be close to home. Sorry I don’t have many answers for you at the moment but hope you enjoyed the meal.” *goes back attending to customers* -General Manager Chi With a good majority of places we visit, many times business owners or … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: International Bound, Canada: Toronto, Part 1

“Look at that man… *points to Lake Ontario*…the view, this is why I love this city and rep the 6 (416)… it doesn’t get any better than this” – Ken, Cousin, and Long-Time T.O. Native Pride, something everyone has when they love a place so much that their enthusiasm is deeply rooted from soft beginnings. For … Continue reading

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Mother’s Day Special at Commis Oakland

 “You know back in my day, all the food was within reach and my grandfather used a rooted vegetable to brush his teeth, we all laughed at him. Now that we’re older looking back… that’s why we didn’t get sick so easily unlike now.” – Mom Piedmont is a place where I’ve visited many times … Continue reading

Foodoofus x Nomiku: First Ever InstaMeet: In Review

“Kitchen Real Estate… That’s what makes Nomiku so great.”- Lisa Fetterman, Co-Founder of Nomiku San Francisco’s Mission District… as crazy as it sounds, the Mission is my third home in the Bay Area. I frequent this place a lot, each time I find something new worth checking out. 24th street in general is home to many Japanese izakayas, … Continue reading

Palate procrastination, The Lazy Bear experience

“At this point of career, I feel doing Top Chef is not really worth getting into..”- David Barzalay, Chef and Owner of Lazy Bear The restaurant world is ever changing… Is it possible to be ambitious and remain lazy, carefree at the same time? Probably not, however one man has decided to step out of … Continue reading

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