Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by by Jesse


The Summit – home to great coffee, rotating art installations and an impressive number of laptop users, has launched a new dining series: Dux. It’s a new, special sort of dinner, perfectly separating itself off from the typing masses.  Chef Eddie Lau prepares a multi course meal for just the eight seats alongside the bar. […]

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Posted on April 25th, 2011 by by Jesse

Wooly Pig Cafe

As my wife will tell you, I have a slightly obsessive streak in me.  Often it works to my benefit, such as when I’m nurturing a beer or soda recipe, constantly tinkering with it, redoing it, trying to get it just right.   Or the time I went on my lamb burger kick, constantly returning […]

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Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by by Jesse

Fatty Cue, NYC

With SF Beer Week in the rear view mirror, I’m trying to get caught up on some blog posts.  I’ve still got a backlog of pictures from my January trip to New York City.  One of the Highlights: Fatty Cue in Williamsburg, specializing in southeastern style BBQ. After a brisk walk through a orthodox Jewish […]

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Posted on February 22nd, 2011 by by Jesse

Local Mission Eatery

On 24th street in the Mission, not too far from where I live, there used be to a halal butcher. I loved that butcher shop, and feasted on lamb necks regularly.  When it unexpected closed, I was crushed. But then something new came in.  Something exciting. It was a sandwich shop.  No, wait, a bakery […]

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Posted on January 25th, 2011 by by Jesse

Momofuko Ssam Bar NYC

I made my first trip to New York in many, many years this January.  Besides confirming I’ve turned into a soft, squishy Californian who isn’t built of bitter east coast winters.  I explored Manhattan and Brooklyn, eating everything I could find. Plus, it was warm in the restaurants. First up: Momofuko Ssam Bar. After all […]

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Posted on November 12th, 2010 by by Jesse

Duck Duel Dinner

  If you don’t currently read Hank Shaw’s excellent blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook you are missing out.  Centered around cultivating ones own food and then preparing it with care and technique, every time I read his blog, it makes me feel, well, lazy. I didn’t shoot my own dinner, much less create plates that […]

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Posted on July 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

Good Foods All Bacon Dinner

Dontaye Ball of Good Foods Catering can do a lot more than just smoke a piece of pork, and wants you to know it.   When I heard “All Bacon Dinner” I immediately thought of heart clogging, one note, smoky, greasy food.  What I found couldn’t be farther from that imagine grease spill.  Dontaye deftly […]

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Posted on June 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

Screen Door, Portland OR

One last post on my epic Portland adventure, then it’s back to business as usual at ye ‘ol SF beer blog.  Luckily, this last one is a great one.  For our last brunch in Portland, we headed over to Screen Door.  I was forewarned that I would be getting the chicken and waffles.  They were right.

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Posted on May 25th, 2010 by by Jesse

Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland OR

With a prestigious local food blog award under my belt, it seems only fitting that my next few posts focus on… Portland!  Of course, it wasn’t planned that way, but I’m back from a long weekend in the rainy north, centered around beer, coffee, fried chicken and many many (oh so many) food carts.  Up […]

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Posted on May 3rd, 2010 by by Jesse


Since opening, Contigo has quickly gone into heavy rotation.  Chef Brett Emerson delivers Spanish style meals, fully embracing the local farm to table ethos that is virtually required of San Francisco restaurants.  Plus, his well-sized, well-priced plates always allow for a wide variety of dishes  – perfect for the adventurous eater.  And with a Moonlight seasonal […]

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