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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

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Sons and Daughters, two stars and two parallels

“We are the children of the S.F. culinary scene… the sons and daughters of this place.” – Waiter quoting the Owners of S & D Nob Hill, San Francisco…originally known as California hill and home of a select few of influential chefs who made quite an impact on the Northern California fine dining scene. Hubert … Continue reading

Special Issue: Overpriced Online Snacks Of 2014

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau Limited Edition: the phrase begs for attention like a toddler grasping for their milk bottle. The psychological marketing phrase that drives demand up to new heights and reaches into the wallets of many who wish to procure a piece … Continue reading

Original Ramen Burger Remixed In San Jose

“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?” -Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ex. California Governor/Celebrity Bodybuilder) Originality plays a role in all forms of life. A lot of people believe that the core idea of originality isn’t necessarily belonging in of itself but rather a gathering of … Continue reading

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Bouchon The Bountiful French Bistro

“I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me.” -Thomas Keller The pursuit of knowledge can only be fruitful when a man embeds his passion with full commitment and absolutely no regrets of that decision. This is same reason that we … Continue reading

1:15 to Napa, Four Times The Birthday Binge (Double Issue 1 of 2)

“I have to decide between these two menus?” There’s a certain rhythm when I post content and many of you are probably accustomed to it by now. Revealing a progression, as I visit each establishment and each topic goes by. Over the past two years, I’ve noticed a revealing trend within my personal preferences in … Continue reading

So (Underwhelmingly) Oishi… A Bewildered Berkeley Experience

“Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.” -Jiddhu Krishnamurti We all know of the popular cliché, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery” and some people take the advice … Continue reading

The Flavor Profile: Butter

“Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.” – Leigh Hunt ‘The Seer’ Butter: one of the quintessential ingredients of the kitchen. There’s nothing more satisfying than adding a touch of butter to a plate and the flavors make a world of difference. As you may recall, … Continue reading

Nikko’s: Oakland/Alameda’s (Almost) Always Open 24/7 Diner

“Um, two days ago, I saw the place open… I don’t know why it’s not opened now?” Around the time we were doing this issue of Foodoofus, we came here to pre-plan for the following week on highlighting this place. Our bad luck would turn for the worst, we didn’t have any success finding an … Continue reading

The Flavor Profile: Salt

“Dawg, stop being salty just because that honey is looking at me.” Well, if inappropriate slang wasn’t necessary to lead into this week’s Flavor Profile topic. No, I am not attempting to coerce you to read it in Franklin’s voice. However I do want to point what a commodity salt has become over the years. It’s … Continue reading

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