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The Restaurant At Meadowood: Mt. St. Helena’s Best Kept Secret (Retrospect Review)

“Nestled away in a piney cul-de-sac of Napa Valley, the Meadowood resort has always been a place of secluded beauty, but for several years its restaurant gave up trying to compete with big names like the French Laundry and Domaine Chandon”- John Mariani, Esquire 10/10/2006 Meadowood’s reputation is perceived as the runner-up 3-Star Destination of the entire … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Return to NYC Part 2 Finale: Le Bernardin

“Can you send me the menu?… **after reading it online** Come on son, I don’t know about this place, you know I’m not really into this sort of thing…but it’s all good.” ***Author’s Note*** I know the ending to this two-part series was long overdue so be prepared with my content binge in entertainment, food … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: Return to NYC Part 1; Bites and Buzzkills

“Welcome back brother…we haven’t kicked it in a cool minute. Let me tell you what really happened…” NYC, I was long overdue to revisit this place. Not only for the establishments I failed to experience the first time around but also uncover the more intimate side of my wanderlust desires and perspective. Taking 15 hours … Continue reading

Mississauga’s Heart and Soul, Chi’s Congee & Noodle House; F.S.I.: I.B., Canada: Toronto, Part 2 Finale

“We’ve been here for a very long time… so of course we want to be close to home. Sorry I don’t have many answers for you at the moment but hope you enjoyed the meal.” *goes back attending to customers* -General Manager Chi With a good majority of places we visit, many times business owners or … Continue reading

Foodoofus Special Issue: International Bound, Canada: Toronto, Part 1

“Look at that man… *points to Lake Ontario*…the view, this is why I love this city and rep the 6 (416)… it doesn’t get any better than this” – Ken, Cousin, and Long-Time T.O. Native Pride, something everyone has when they love a place so much that their enthusiasm is deeply rooted from soft beginnings. For … 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: 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

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

B-Dama: A Catastrophic Evening of Porcelain Chicken

“Our restaurant means marbles, you know the game you play as a kid?” When I was in the Bay Area, I noticed something very peculiar in a lot of the restaurants that I visited during my stay. Many of them are newly introducing (or rediscovering) innovations of the common protein of cooking, chicken. With the … Continue reading

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