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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

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

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Enter the New Challenger of Farm-To-Table Dining, Homestead

“Another new place in Piedmont, let’s hope this isn’t a bust…” After some careful consideration, I wanted to showcase my knowledge and opinions through another new series I devised, Meticulous Mouthfuls. Sort of a cliche’ Gourmand’s palate pusher if you will. This time around, you’ll get a fully illustrated perspective on how I really feel … Continue reading

Foodoofus 2 Year Anniversary Special: Humble Hometown (Burgers) Donuts

“It’s really hard you know… but sometimes you just got to step it up.” – Henry Co-Owner of Hometown Donuts I have a “love to hate” relationship with this place. There’s probably six reasons I’d like to go back to “Ala-MURDA” (the Swag generation came up with that one), three of them have to do … Continue reading

Loring Cafe: Bridging Minneapolis and Oakland

“This restaurant expresses a bohemian burlesque type of atmosphere…” When I first moved back to the Bay Area, I thought this old corner of the Bay would be converted into another Hipster hub. Not that I have anything against Hipsters, hell some of my friends make an argument that I could potentially be one in … Continue reading

Haro Arigato x Ronin x Foodoofus Publication Revival

“We’re still awaiting for that interview spotlight…” You asked for it and you’ll get it soon enough chefs. There’s a lot has happened since my last post and I don’t even know where to start. Initially my first plans, was to reveal to you guys the full hashed out story as to why I temporarily … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue Arc: Intertwining Moments at Itriya Cafe: Temporarily Closed (Foodoofus SoCal Finale part 1)

“Don’t do it man, I know what you’re thinking… just whatever you do, know that everything will be fine…” That final evening, so many events went down I literally didn’t know where to begin. My chapter of Foodoofus (in So Cal) briefly ended at a place known for Spaghetti and Ssam. This place would have … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: The NorCal Chronicles #2; Reflect, Repent and Revisit.

Last year was a very unstable year for myself, however I discovered many new things about me that I didn’t notice until now. Before my current significant other, the last person I dated insisted to the very climax of our break-up, that I wasn’t “ambitious enough.” I guess it’s all in the eye of the … Continue reading

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