SF: Tequila & Bourbon at Rio Grande

I’ve been anticipating The Bon Vivants‘ Trick Dog project for quite some time so it took me by surprise when they opened Rio Grande, a pop-up bar. On my last trip to SF,… Continue reading

SF: Tasting Menu at Mr. Pollo

Four courses for $20? What is this madness? That’s what you get at Mr. Pollo, a tiny restaurant in the Mission. When my buddy Miss Carina said it was one of her best… Continue reading

SF: Dinner at SPQR

One of the restaurants I’ve always wanted to check out in San Francisco is SPQR. Every time I went to SF, I never managed to make it but we made it a priority… Continue reading

Berkeley: Soba at Ippuku

On my last trip to SF, we went over to Berkeley for lunch. We stopped in at Ippuku, lured in by their housemade soba with flour imported from Japan. It had a very… Continue reading

Santa Rosa: Rosso Pizzaria

We did a day trip out to Santa Rosa during our weekend in San Francisco. Rosso Pizzaria was recommended to us by Lou Amdur who used to run Lou Wine Bar.┬áRosso didn’t have… Continue reading

SF: Brunch at Plow

We checked out Plow for brunch one morning. There was a tiny wait but we didn’t mind looking around the comfortable cafe trying to figure out what we wanted to order. I had… Continue reading

SF: Filipino Breakfast at Kusina Ni Tess

  One morning, I sneaked out of my hotel early to get Filipino breakfast at nearby Kusina Ni Tess. It was still early enough in the day that the steam tables had fresh… Continue reading

SF: Craftsman & Wolves

On my last San Francisco trip, I went to the new Craftsman & Wolves for a late lunch. I had heard it was best to go early in the day but I didn’t… Continue reading

Buckle Up, Sweetheart! It’s Tales of the Cocktail: A Short Memoir

When Neyah White tells you to buckle up, it’s TALES OF THE COCKTAIL, you listen. For the last several years, I wanted to go to the popular cocktail week in New Orleans and… Continue reading

DTLA: Soleto Now Open

Recently I was invited to check out the newly opened Italian restaurant Soleto in Downtown Los Angeles. In the former Zucca space, they have retained the pizza oven but done away with the… Continue reading