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Ramen Halu: Unearthing Umami in Silicon Valley

During my recent foray to “Ramen Bull,” a cow-fueled ramen residency at L.A.’s BREADBAR from Japan native Nori Sugie, I learned he sources his noodles from San Jose. Talk eventually turned to R&D, and...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Week in Pictures: Pork, Orange Juice, Late Night Lamb Brains + More

Every week involves a seemingly continuous 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. Discover favorites from June...

Interview: Barista Elaine “e-labs” Levia (Barefoot Coffee)

From January 23-25, top baristas from California and Hawaii will converge on Los Angeles to compete at the Western Regional Barista Competition. The winner scores a coveted slot in the Semi-Finals of the 2009...