Monthly Archives: August 2012

chowder & rolls | spud point crab company, bodega bay

Last month, we rented a beach house in Bodega Bay for Stinky’s bachelorette.  Before we headed out on our final day, we stopped for clam chowder and crab sandos at Spud Point Crab Company.  The weather of coastal clouds and … Continue reading

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sandos | deli board, soma, sf

BG sando: brisket, cheddar, sport peppers, pickles, pickled red onion, house slaw, board sauce, French Mezman sando: Pastrami, deviled egg salad, muenster cheese, jalapenos, pickles board sauce, garlic Dutch crunch Checked out Deli Board with Lila at lunch time while … Continue reading

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brunch | la note, berkeley

Lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears Les Oeufs Lucas While I was housesitting up in the Bay, I wanted to grab brunch at La Note in Berkeley for old times’ sake, so I dragged Ptay and RTD to the East … Continue reading

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anago | tamai, nihonbashi, tokyo

Anago set at Tamai in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.  Anago is saltwater eel, which is fluffier and more tender than unagi (freshwater eel).  What a treat!  Mmm…

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pastries | craftsman & wolves, sf

Croissant Passion sesame croissant Savory financier with sweet corn, thyme & black mustard I am hoping that Craftsman & Wolves was just having a bad baking day when I picked up these pastries with Mon.  Everything looked promising, but the … Continue reading

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modern kaiseki | giro giro hitoshina, kyoto, japan

Takase-gawa canal Time for tea First course Hamo fish Pickles & ginger Kimchi omelette in dashi Chilled eggplant Steak & potatoes Liver in tartar sauce with pickled daikon & shiso Sushi Dessert  Flavors: mango, pineapple, tomato, peach wasabi Kaiseki (aka haute cuisine) at … Continue reading

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soba & udon | honke owariya, kyoto, japan

Soba with local seasonal vegetables Nabe yaki udon Buckwheat cookies Hello, my name is Susan, and I’m a noodle addict.  I ate a lot of noodles while I was in Japan, and coming back to the States, I just wanted … Continue reading

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kissaten | kabaya coffee, taito-ku, tokyo

Ooh, I loved Kabaya Coffee, a 74 year old kissaten (aka old school Japanese-style coffee shop) located near Ueno Park, Tokyo University of the Arts and some of those funky cat cafes in Taito-ku.  This was my absolute favorite coffee … Continue reading

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south indian | gajalee, sf

Curry leaf calamari Kolambi (shrimp) thali Machi fry (pan-fried fish with spices, semolina & rice flour) The night before Stinky & Lugo set off for their sun & surf honeymoon in Nicaragua, they took me and Lila out to dinner … Continue reading

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tonkatsu | maisen, omotesando, tokyo

I had to take a little break from posting pics, but now I’m back!!  I still have a ton to share from my recent travels, so without further ado, and in no particular order, I’ll kick it off with this … Continue reading

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