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Original Ramen Burger Remixed In San Jose

“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?” -Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ex. California Governor/Celebrity Bodybuilder) Originality plays a role in all forms of life. A lot of people believe that the core idea of originality isn’t necessarily belonging in of itself but rather a gathering of … 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

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

The Flavor Profile: Butter

“Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.” – Leigh Hunt ‘The Seer’ Butter: one of the quintessential ingredients of the kitchen. There’s nothing more satisfying than adding a touch of butter to a plate and the flavors make a world of difference. As you may recall, … 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

The Flavor Profile: Salt

“Dawg, stop being salty just because that honey is looking at me.” Well, if inappropriate slang wasn’t necessary to lead into this week’s Flavor Profile topic. No, I am not attempting to coerce you to read it in Franklin’s voice. However I do want to point what a commodity salt has become over the years. It’s … 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

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

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