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Meticulous Mouthfuls: Two-Star Michelin Atelier Crenn

“It’s awfully quiet in here… And did you notice, those were her own paintings.” Last year one of the biggest highlights of our dining excursions for the team, was visiting this Michelin star institution in SF. When Associate Editor Dylan alluded to how the menu transcript was structured in a poetic format, I was slightly intrigued. Weeks … Continue reading

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 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

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

Flavor Profile: Molecular Gastronomy Sous-Vide Style

 “It [Sous-Vide] has the potential to be the biggest change in domestic kitchens since the microwave. It has already created the biggest change in commercial kitchens since electricity was used in cooking” -Heston Blumenthal, Chef and Owner of the Fat Duck Have you ever struggled with cooking a steak to a perfect medium rare without … 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

The Post Midnight Menu: Berkeley Edition

“So… what do you want to eat?” I don’t know about you, but I struggle on a daily basis and ask myself this one basic question: what I should eat? I wake up and wonder what I should eat, I get out of class and I  wonder what I should eat,  I finish practice and ask myself … Continue reading

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