Friday, November 24, 2017

Let the Holidays Begin!!!

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2017 - Nov 25

It's our 5th year bringing Etsy to life in San Francisco! Join the local SF Etsy team in this very special shopping experience sponsored by Etsy. Come out and shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gotta go to this James Beard House Pop-Up Dinner

James Beard House Comes to S.F. With a Pop-Up Dinner Series - By Eloise Porter - November 15, 2017 - SF Weekly

With this year's crop of newly bestowed Michelin love, the Bay Area now boasts more three-starred restaurants than New York (seven to five, if you're counting). And now, we're adopting more of New York's food influence with the addition of The Beard House, a series of pop-up dinners hosted by James Beard Foundation Rising Star ...

Friday, November 3, 2017

What's Happening November 3-5

What's Happening November 3-5

Bruce Lee: Spirit of the Dragon Fri-Sun, Nov 3-25. Times Vary The Bruce Lee Foundation and Sketchpad Gallery are proud to present "Spirit of the Dragon", a Bruce Lee tribute art show. Featuring local and international artists who have contributed to work from companies such as Marvel Comics, DC, IDW, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Sony and others, this exhibition will showcase their interpretations of Bruce Lee and his teachings.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Great Day to Celebrate Halloween!

Halloween International Ball Vol 2 - Best International Parties in San Francisco!

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 10/28/2017 - 10/31/2017All Day Categories No Categories San Francisco's # 1 Halloween Party! PURCHASE TICKETS THE LEGENDARY WESTIN ST. FRANCIS HOTEL ON UNION SQUARE One of a Kind Special Halloween Ball with Magically decorated FOUR Separate Rooms, Seven DJs, Dancers, Drummers and MUCH more!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Modern Rustic Wine Bar

What a nice, relaxing wine bar in the heart of Redwood City! We immediately fell in love the moment we stepped into CRU.

Welcome

Of French origin and now used widely in France, Italy and in the New World, the word CRU means a grade or class of wine or refers to a specific vineyard site.






This wine bar has a modern chic industrial type of ambiance. Staff are very knowledgeable and provide exceptional service.


The menu selection is plentiful and we got to try a variety of wines and food served in tapas style.


It’s truly a place of relaxation after a busy day at work. Another bonus is they open at 8am and serve amazingly delicious artisan coffee!!





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Comic Con is it!!!!

What's Happening September 1-4

Something Rotten! Fri-Sun, Sept 1-10. Times Vary With 10 Tony nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the 1590s - this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play, while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lots To Do This Weekend!


What's Happening August 25-27

Eat Drink SF Fri-Sun, Aug 25-27. Times Vary Eat Drink SF is San Francisco's premier annual food, wine and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area's world-class chefs and restaurants. Come for a delectable experience with the very best in food and drink along with curated experiences to keep you entertained.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts-arts & crafts-Palo Alto

August 26 & 27, 2017, Palo Alto's fine art festival, Italian Street Painters, 300 high-quality fine art and contemporary craft displays, street musicians, 2 stages, kids art studio, gift certificates, gift cards

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Your Neighborhood Taiwanese Style Food


Every time we walk into 5 Joy Restaurant, we feel like we are going over to our aunt’s house for dinner.

5 Joy Restaurant is a small restaurant in the Beach Park plaza strip mall bordering the San Francisco Bay in Foster City, just south of the Highway 92 San Mateo Bridge. 

They serve Taiwanese style Chinese food along with some Shanghainese.

Do not let this seemingly unremarkable, noisy restaurant fool you. It is a popular get together for family and friends where people exude joy and embrace the culture. If you are hoping to have a romantic date here, be prepared to turn your date off with deep fried Stinky tofu.  This place serves up tons of it and wrecks of it when you walk in sometimes.

Our absolute favorites are:
Fried chive “ravioli” is like a Scallion pancake with chives, egg and rice noodles stuffed inside. Served very hot out of the fryer. Yum!


Scallion Pancake is super-hot and full of scallions.  Crispy crust and subtle flavor made it good.

Dry Fried String Beans -Simple, fresh and good veggies. Not too greasy and just enough flavorings.



And much more! It’s delicious food which guarantees ultimate comfort!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

How many of these places have you been to?

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants 2017

An Introduction from Michael Bauer So many high-quality restaurants have opened in recent years that it feels as if we're in the golden age of dining. The downside: It can take a lot of gold to eat out these days.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Well Deserved Michelin Star


As evidenced by all those Teslas, Mercedes and BMWs parked out front, this is a posh spot for fine-dining and people watching in the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel. It’s a place where it draws a crowd of local techies, VCs and startup peeps.



The grand open kitchen exhibits chefs ambition and pure talent with the magical cuisines they put together. Each dish is contemporary, thoughtfully composed with unexpected ingredients. 
Wood Grilled Monterey Bay Squid was oh so tender, and the roe adds an extra layer of sensible luxury.


Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi was bursting with flavors and the pistachio and truffle create a surprising texture.


Oak Grilled Dry Aged Ribeye was beyond approachable and satisfying.

Kung Fu Tea Chocolate was insanely creative and challenges you to step out of your comfort zone in a very good way.

Wine selection was beyond imagination as it is designed to court those where having a budget is not an option. 


  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wasabi-ish Ice Cream???

Have you ever had wasabi-ish ice cream? If not, you are in luck as you can find such flavor at Salt & Straw in San Francisco.

Wasabi Flowers & Green Apple Sorbet - Salt & Straw

REAL WASABI! Most of the wasabi you've probably had in your life is green colored horseradish, but this here is the real deal. Frog Eyes Farm grows wasabi on the Oregon Coast and we are so excited to get to use it in this eye popping flavor.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grab a Cocktail and Roll the Dice for a Good Cause

Should be lots of fun!

High Stakes for Habitat Gala in San Francisco | Gilt.com

Gilt provides insider access to today's top brands for women, men, kids, and home as well as local experiences, amazing getaways, and gourmet finds - at up to 60% off

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Food Truck Time!!!

Join Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center every Friday rain or shine for great street food, drinks and live music. 5pm-10pm from 3/3/17 through 10/20/17.

"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party: 2017 Season Kick Off | Fort Mason

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that's a party; it's also California's largest weekly street food market.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cave Like Dining Experience in Redwood City

When we walked in Mandaloun, we felt like we entered an exotic European cave where our experience will be unforgettable.



It’s at a great location where we completely enjoyed delicious aromatic foods with flavors that are rich and bold, yet light and distinct. We felt like we were experiencing France, Italy, Greece and many other food loving regions of the Southern Mediterranean Coast all at the same time. 



The best part was the service was excellent and the staff were attentive. We even got to meet the owner who is exceptionally passionate about what the restaurant has to offer.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dancing...Not with the Stars

So we decided to take up some dancing lessons, specifically hip hop...we were hoping with the new moves learned, we can show off at clubs.



We signed up at CY Dance Studio in Belmont and the place was large, bright and nice speaker where sound projects well. CY Dance Works Studio | LIfe is a Dance, from one stage to the next... These dancers make it look so easy....it's not....it requires dedication, practice, memorization and repetition. Although we can't be on Dancing with the Stars yet, but we are hopeful one day we will make it!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fillmore Street Spring Wine Walk

So this is the first Fillmore Street Spring Wine Walk. Should be very interesting especially when it comes to people watching.


Fillmore Street Spring Wine Walk

Fillmore Street Spring Wine Walk. 25 likes · 2 talking about this · 8 were here. The 1st Annual Fillmore Spring Wine Walk Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fillmore Street ~ from Jackson to...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sparkling Wine Celebration


We got to meet the only person in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and Advanced Certified Wine Professional credentials, in addition, she sabered the Champagne with a sword!!! She did so with panache and flair!!!

It was an evening filled with anticipation, excitement, deliciousness and satisfaction.

We got to taste 5 different sparkling wines and each glass accompanied with food that completely compliments each other which made our enjoyment to the next level.

We started off with popcorn with truffle salt and thyme. Wine of choice: Bortolotti Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene Veneto Italy, $15.99


Then we had mini crab cakes. Wine of choice: Dibon Cava Brute Reserve Vilafranca del Penedes Spain, $9.99


Next we had gruyere gougeres. Wine of choice: Rene Geoffroy Expression Premier Cru Brut Champagne France, $49.99


Then we had cornmeal blint with smoked salmon and crème fraiche. Wine of choice: Moncuit Cuvee Pierre Moncuit-Delos Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne France, $49.99


We finished off with cheese course. Wine of choice: Ayala Rose Majeur Brut Champagne France, $65.99


We love the packet they gave us which included all the wines we tasted and recipes for each dish. We are planning replicate a similar experience at the comfort of our home with our lovely friends and family!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Most Beautiful Orchids!

A sculptural beauty, delicate orchids carry an unrivaled symbol of refinement, luxury and mystery.
Surround yourself with these delicate exotics blooms at the Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition coming up.

Pacific Orchid & Garden Exposition (POGE)

These are just some of our favs!



Friday, February 17, 2017

Old Elevator Repair Shop Converted to the Coolest Dining Place

Our first impression before we even enter Oola…..WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!
Oola is a former elevator repair shop converted to a super cool restaurant at SOMA.
A two-story metal and glass door swings out to reveal a row of nine white leather drum-like stools in front of a bar topped with reclaimed wood.

A daring mix of high design and industrial grit, including rough brick walls. It's a style that has been raised to a high art in Europe

Décor is a perfect balance of cool and warm.

We started with grilled octopus with popcorn, paprika and chili oil, which was tender and moist.


For entrée, we tried baby back short ribs with soy ginger glaze and red cabbage apple slaw.


We also had Ora King Salmon w/ ratatouille, spinach, tapenade and herb mouse.


 Food is delicious, unassuming and yet satisfying.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Restaurant Hopping in Santana Row


Santana Row is such a fun place of visit. There is always something happening and tons of stores and restaurant we like to check out.

We were visiting a client and on the way back, we decided to do some restaurant hopping at this cool, hip place!

First stop, LB Steak :
Champagne, oyster, pork belly w/ sunny side up egg…..need we say more???


Second stop, Vintage Wine Bar:
What a cute wine bar in the middle of the street! They have a very intimate patio with a super unique waterfall in the background.



Last stop, Blowfish:



What a fun filled restaurant with music, sushi and sake!

Kitchen Remodel

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