Bridge San Francisco

2015 Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area Dishes

The San Francisco Bay Area houses a seemingly bottomless well of culinary greatness. Impeccable ingredients, seasonal sourcing and international flair all contribute to the area’s success. I made three trips to San Francisco in...
Cambodian Food Oakland

Phnom Penh House Stuffed Chicken Wings

Some dishes still have the ability to surprise. Case in point: chicken wings, a working class wonder that’s found a spot on seemingly every trendy menu in the Bay Area and beyond. However, Phnom...
Ramen Oakland

Ramen Shop Shio Tonkotsu Ramen

Ever since Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse on Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley has been synonymous with seasonality. If there were ever a city to spawn a market-driven ramen house, Berkeley would be it, and of...
Sausage Oakland

Pizzaiolo Meat-Up Sausage

Temescal, the bucolic neighborhood in north Oakland, still holds some surprises. On March 23, I was headed to Doughnut Dolly, the popular piped-to-order donut shop in Temescal Alley – one-time stable houses that now...
Bridge San Francisco

2013 Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area Dishes

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities on the planet, and I was lucky enough to make six trips there in 2013. Learn about my 2013 Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area dishes,...
Restaurant Sign Oakland

Banh Mi Ba Le: High Value Vietnamese on International Blvd

International Boulevard, which runs south from Oakland’s Lake Merritt, may be best known for Mexican street food, but there are viable alternatives, including Banh Mi Ba Le. A family from Saigon has owned this...