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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

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

Bay Area Special: 10 Table Worthy Brunch Spots

Don’t you ever get that urge to eat breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast? I know I sure have and that is why brunch exists! Today, we are here to present to you 10 Table Worthy Brunch Spots (in no particular order) that you should try in the Bay Area. Now, without further adieu… … 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

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

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

Lean Like a Chulo; An Awkward Encounter of Indian/Nepalese Cuisine

“*awkward glance* I like our Chicken Tikka Masala…” I don’t blame you for it, Neil (the young Nepalese server), but before we get into such an awkward conversation note, let’s backtrack to how coming to this particular restaurant all began. One day, the Intern and I were organizing the list of all the potential restaurants … Continue reading

Prologue To A New Series: Sustainability and The Doofus

So… It’s been a long time and after doing some thorough research. I’d like to take the time and give you a bit of insight as to some new topics of discussion I’d like to open up. This revelation came to me after the following search queries of youtube surfing went down: Joe Rogan x … 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

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