Local Pairings

  1. City Guide: New Orleans

    Well hello there, friends. I’ve missed you! Summer has come and gone but suddenly REAL summer has arrived. The Indian Summer we here in San Francisco have all been waiting for. Last week, I spent an amazing weekend with girlfriends in New Orleans, where I ate, ate, and ate (and didn’t sleep much). I haven’t Continue…

    A city that saw so much destruction has risen above in a way that pulses through every street and establishment (the owner of a cooking store we popped into said, "we're part of the rebuilding"; it was a powerful sentiment).

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Bar Crudo: A Sleek Experience

    San Francisco is filled with ‘cute,’ ‘hip,’ ‘sleek,’ restaurants. I’m a sucker for good logo and simplicity–and been eyeing Bar Crudo since before the restaurant made its move to its new (discreet) home on Divisadero. On a street that houses NOPA, it’s probably easy to be overlooked, but this restaurant already had a devoted following Continue…

  9. Millenium: My Vegetarian Venture

    I have to admit that when I heard that I’d be going to Millenium, a popular vegetarian restaurant, for my friend’s bachelorotte, I couldn’t stop thinking about meat. As much as I love vegetables, and will often cook meat-free meals for myself, I always like to know that I have the option of having meat. Continue…

  10. Maverick Review: A Celebration in the Mission

    Let me just start by saying that there should always be an excuse for a celebration. In this case–a much-anticipated double date with our friends whom we’ve been meaning to casually grab dinner with for months. But, between weddings, weekend getaways, charity walks, business trips and family visits, we just couldn’t find the time. Alas, Continue…

  11. Tartine Bakery: One San Francisco Staple

    There are few things as good on a sunny day as a latte and a selection of delectable desserts at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. It’s practically a San Francisco institution, and you’ll know by the out-the-door lines that you’ve come to the right place. There are a few things at Tartine that I am Continue…

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