California

California Take 3: And Then There Was Food

January 30, 2012
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I could certainly never write about San Francisco and Napa Valley without mentioning the food. Oh the food! California is a veritable garden of Eden, filled with enough culinary delights to keep anyone returning for decades (I am already planning our relocation). We have sung the praise of the areas local oysters, but have we mentioned the beef? […]

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California Take 2: Did We Mention the Wine?

January 26, 2012
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(The wine caves of Far Niente) By the time we made it up to Napa Valley I had a full list of vineyards that I was intent on visiting. In a typical Type A fit, I had plotted, charted and planned visits to those vineyards I already knew by name and loved: Caymus, Far Niente, […]

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California Take 1: Mission Chinese Food

January 25, 2012
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New Orleans isn’t the only city that is silly with pop-up restaurants.  Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco’s Mission district is a great example of how other food crazed cities are joining in on the trend and setting themselves apart. Set in the dingy, none too inviting Lung Shan restaurant, Mission Chinese is a revelation. Mark […]

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The Fat Kid Chronicles: Hog Island Oysters

January 24, 2012
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I went to California with one prerequisite. I wanted oysters. Everyday. Those fresh, briney, taut, perfect specimens that the farms littering the west coast are so adept at producing. I’m not picky, Oregon, Washington, California, British Columbia, I’ll eat them all. Those chilly waters produce some of the best oysters in the world. From Kusshi to […]

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California Here We Come…

January 12, 2012
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Gourmand and I are giddy with excitement and heading to the West Coast this weekend. A few days in San Fran to eat our way through the copious vendors of the Winter Fancy Food Show and then an early 30th (!!) birthday to me, drinking wine and devouring some of the best food in the […]

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