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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: 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

Meticulous Mouthfuls: Sons and Daughters, one star 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

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

Ben’s: Waterfront District’s Blue Collar Culinary Corner

“The flavors are really clean… and it’s so cheap!”- D.T. The Intern 9:00am last friday on a somewhat nippy East Bay Morning, the intern and I went to scour out this hidden gem in Oakland Chinatown. What’s interesting is, I’ve probably past this place three times within my entire residency of the Bay Area and … Continue reading

New Parish Pop-Up Event: Food Social’s BBQ Block Party in Review

“I’m telling you this Taro cupcake is really good… you’re missing out, you know what I’m not gonna push it. *offers Taro cupcake anyway*” – Ms. Lo of Hella Cupcakin’ I arrived at the venue as one of the first customers of the afternoon. The admission was set on $5.00 (which was affordable); however, prices … Continue reading

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