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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

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

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

Foodoofus 2 Year Anniversary Special: Humble Hometown (Burgers) Donuts

“It’s really hard you know… but sometimes you just got to step it up.” – Henry Co-Owner of Hometown Donuts I have a “love to hate” relationship with this place. There’s probably six reasons I’d like to go back to “Ala-MURDA” (the Swag generation came up with that one), three of them have to do … 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

Haro Arigato x Ronin x Foodoofus Publication Revival

“We’re still awaiting for that interview spotlight…” You asked for it and you’ll get it soon enough chefs. There’s a lot has happened since my last post and I don’t even know where to start. Initially my first plans, was to reveal to you guys the full hashed out story as to why I temporarily … Continue reading

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