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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

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: 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

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: The NorCal Chronicles #2; Reflect, Repent and Revisit.

Last year was a very unstable year for myself, however I discovered many new things about me that I didn’t notice until now. Before my current significant other, the last person I dated insisted to the very climax of our break-up, that I wasn’t “ambitious enough.” I guess it’s all in the eye of the … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Exploring The NYC Landscape: Part 1

“Sir can you step to the side please, you were chosen randomly for an additional search…” The quote above described the only moment in my entire New York trip, that I really didn’t appreciate. In the twenty plus years of living in the United States as a legal citizen, never have I been subjected to … Continue reading

Foodoofus Double Issue #3: Charlie Palmer Demo and Dinner x Memorable Matiki Island Barbeque Part 1 of 2

Wassup everyone, looks like you’re in luck for two weeks: (back to back in a row) another double issue straight off the press! Let’s take a look at Part One: A special evening debut of the cooking demo and dinner series with Celebrity Chef and Restaurant Proprietor; Charlie Palmer. … “Business casual should be fine. … Continue reading

Too Posh for Posch Restaurant?

Lunch, what will we ever do without you? The midday activity, any individual from whatever background looks forward to. Majority of the time, it consists of food, drinks and complaints up the wazoo. Dreading that company evaluation? Better get a pint of your favorite beer, to calm your nerves. What about that lunchbox sandwich your … Continue reading

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