Reviews

  1. Portland and Oregon Roadtrip, City Guide

    Portland and Oregon Roadtrip, City Guide

    You know when you look forward to something so much that you start a mental countdown in your head months in advance? Everything else is framed in the context of this upcoming event: “Yes, two weeks from now we’ll be going to so-and-so’s birthday, and then the weekend right after is our trip!” I had Continue…

    I had high expectations for Portland. Jokingly, Matt and I say that we'll move there one day.
  2. Kauai: Little Slice of Paradise in a Big Ocean

    Kauai City Guide

    A few posts ago, I mentioned that Matt and I went to Kauai. Selfishly, I called it my ‘birthday present to myself’ since we flew out the day after my birthday. But really, it was just a trip we’d been planning for some time. Neither of us had ever been to Hawaii (despite having traveled Continue…

  3. Local Friday: Uva Enoteca

    Just looking at these pictures from Uva Enoteca make me want to go back. This is my kind of food: cheese, meats, small plates, bread, delicious nibbles. All in a super-sleek, dare I say, hipster, setting in the Lower Haight. If you’re new to eating/sf (and if you’re new, please do say hello–hi there!), you Continue…

  4. Blue Plate San Francisco

    Eating out in San Francisco never ceases to amaze me, surprise me and make me thankful (again) for having the luxury of living in this glorious city–earthquakes and all. Take Blue Plate, for example, a New American spot in the Mission that serves up such delectable dishes as macaroni and drunken goat cheese and grilled Continue…

  5. Tayler’s Automatic Refresher: A Review, A Side (ways) Trip

    Ever get that feeling that you just want to get in a car and drive? Watch the rolling hills pass you by, and the city fading in the distance (if you live in a city)? I get that feeling every once in a while–problem is, I don’t have a car. So sometimes it’s hard to Continue…

  6. Garden Court Cafe: Friday Review, Local Pairing, Holiday Sendoff

    I have kept this little review tucked away for some time now. But I think I’m ready to share it with you now–it’s for a cute lil’ breakfast place in Glen Ellen, California (right near Sonoma) called the Garden Court Cafe and Bakery, and it was the first place I ate at as a married Continue…

  7. Starbelly: A Review, Finally

    I have been meaning to review Starbelly, the newish restaurant from the owners of Beretta, for some time now. I went there for dinner before the wedding, with my friend Sarah, one of my bridesmaids and my honorary makeup artist. We started out with drinks at the bar, and were immediately taken with the cool, Continue…

  8. Mendocino Weekend Part Deux, I Suppose

    Last Friday, I wrote about Cafe Beaujolais, a delicious French dining experience in downtown Mendocino where Matt and I celebrated his birthday. Today I bring you Le Petit Rive, which, officially is a restaurant that lies just outside of Mendocino, in a tiny little place called Little River, tucked behind a postal office, which an Continue…

  9. Mendocino, Sea Ranch Weekend and Cafe Beaujolais

    Have I told you about my lovely weekend yet? I don’t think so–I haven’t had time to really breathe since I got back. And, alas, it’s already Friday, and it’s time for a local review. As I mentioned, last weekend was Matt’s birthday. I made a caramel cake, and whisked him away for our first Continue…

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