here fishy fishy

About a week ago on a night MUCH nicer than this, I was desperate for groceries when I spied a trout at the store, a whole one. The last time I ate trout was probably 5 years ago at Greystone in St. Helena, which was some of the best I’ve ever had. The irony of … Continue reading

Food Trucking

Among the many food trends right now (cupcakes, speakeasys/mixology, grilled cheese, pop up restaurants, just to name a few) food trucks are one thing that I hadn’t yet experienced. That is, up until this weekend. I went to Off the Grid with a friend to check out the hype and magic that is supposed to … Continue reading

Summer BBQ

Summer is great! That is, unless you live in San Francisco. Despite the nice weather this past week, fog, wind and even rain plague my beautiful city while it is sublimely warm in neighboring cities during the months of June, July and August. So when my parents planned their three week Spanish extravaganza, I planned … Continue reading

Okie Dokie, Artichokie?

Mmm… artichokes. My mom eats them with seasoned butter; my dad, mayo; and a host in Spain, sliced thin and grilled. I go butter at home, so tasty. They leave that sweet residue on your palate, have luscious hearts and are totally worth any extra effort. Berkeley Bowl – yes, again mention of my favorite … Continue reading

Cherry Vodka – Part I

I’m not really a vodka fan. I don’t know what it is, but it’s a little too potent or something, and is definitely not my go to libation. That said, I do have a handle in my freezer, or the last remains of one. I had some friends over to my old place months ago, … Continue reading