Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures: Dumpling Empire, Espresso, Fried Chicken + More

By Joshua Lurie | April 3, 2012 0 comments
Week in Pictures: Dumpling Empire, Espresso, Fried Chicken + More

Date of Visit: March 26 - April 1, 2012

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Here are some of the highlights from the past seven days, some of which will help to fuel full posts.


March 26, 2012 – We stumbled upon Monday’s all you can eat fried chicken night at Dinah’s a culinary stalwart that’s been around since 1959 and features dozens of vintage radios, in addition to juicy yardbird.


March 27, 2012Raphael executive chef Adam Horton is turning out twists on comfort food classics like fried chicken and the Reuben, plus more refined dishes like bay scallops with sea urchin, black garlic and corn.


March 30, 2012The Cheese Board is a fromage focused co-op that dates to 1971 in Berkeley. They sources dozens of different cheeses, and bake pastries in-house.


March 30, 2012The Cheese Board also has a pizza collective down the block that offers one type of vegetarian pizza per day. During our visit, that meant asparagus, cremini mushrooms, Montalban and mozzarella cheeses, herbs, garlic and olive oil.


March 30, 2012 – Coffee junkie Anthony Mangieri pulls shots of Ecco Caffe espresso at Una Pizza Napoletana and serves them with imported, chile-spiked Italian chocolates.


March 31, 2012 – We finally timed our visit to Four Barrel Coffee just right, reaching the slow bar during operating hours. Bearded barista Brett Walker pulled us a shot of single-origin Colombian coffee and prepping a cup of pourover Tegu from Kenya.


March 31, 2012 – The xiao long bao at Dumpling Empire were pretty good, but the better plate may have been cool slices of marinated pork elbow, known in Korean cuisine as jokbal.


March 31, 2012 – Chef Anthony Myint has helped turn Mission Bowling Club into a destination thanks to inspired takes on iconic comfort foods like the hamburger and corn dog. The outdoor patio has a funky living wall (shown above).


April 1, 2012 – We reserved a table at San Tung and repeatedly turned our Lazy Susan. The most turns were inevitably to taste their famed dry fried chicken wings.

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