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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

Foodoofus Double Issue #6: My Birthday Celebration (Sushi Wasabi and Orin Swift Wine) x Genkiyaki: Zombie Taco Debut Part 1 of 2

Given the lack of content, it’s time to wrap things up by giving the inside scoop on what I did during my small vacation as well as a new menu offering… “It feels like yesterday when I just turned 18… and now I’m this old?.. Fuuuu…” Probably in two more decades (or quarter centuries), would … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: The NorCal Chronicles #1; Bittersweet Bay Area

Wassup everyone, unlike most travel issues this one will probably be a consistent one for a very long time. I still have a good amount of family, friends and colleagues who live in and around NorCal (especially within the Bay Area) so from here on out, this exclusive series will be anything and everything experienced … Continue reading

Foodoofus Double Issue #5: S.N.C.F. x Bits and Bites #3= Progression Part 1 of 2

Wassup everyone, there’s a lot of ground that will be covered so let’s get started, first with S.N.C.F. … “Tonight’s match is a handicap between two talented chefs on one side and our defending champion…” I thought I would never live to see the day. At least when it came to witnessing a clash of … Continue reading

Delightful Decadence of Del Tomate

“*after some Argentinian Spanish* She says, In traditional Pesto there’s no such thing as adding Lemon. Argentinian flavors aren’t that way. “Well I’m just stating my opinion, since she asked me… *sigh*” Initially what started as a small argument, soon came to peaceful conclusion about what food meant to Mr. and Mrs. Giacobbe. However let’s … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Exploring The NYC Landscape: Part 2

“There’s no other city quite like it… too bad you have to leave.” My trip had to come to an end however there’s still a bit of unfinished business I have before stepping on the plane back to LA. First off, I needed to head to a place I passed by on my first day … Continue reading

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