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

“We are the children of the S.F. culinary scene‚Ķ the sons and daughters of this place.” – Waiter quoting the Owners of S & D Nob Hill, San Francisco‚Ķoriginally 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

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

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

NorCal Chronicles #3: A Newfound Nightlife, New Year Bound (2012)

“I didn’t really wanna make a fool of myself but I did for you guys really…” When it came to visiting back home nothing says a good homecoming than my finding new spots to check out. My best friend, old dance crew family and girlfriend in tow at various times made the return visits more … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Christmas Edition 2011

Before we move forward with the current happenings in 2012 for Foodoofus, let’s take a few steps back shall we? “Can you watch your grandparents, while I drop off some gifts? It will only take an hour or two and then you can do whatever you need to do.” * Yeah it took a lot … Continue reading

Foodoofus Pre-Holiday Edition: A Price(less) experience to pay at Animal.

“Sir, I’m sorry considering you were late for your reservation, there is a bit over an overlap and we have to reshuffle reservations so, would you like to sit at the bar instead?” Are you fucking kidding me? Again… the bar… the fucking bar? I love bars and lounges… just not when I’m in a … Continue reading

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