Tag: Japanese

Weekend Escape: Eating and Drinking in Los Altos

In my latest Time Out column, here are my top three new openings of the month — article here: East-meets-West, under-the-radar fine dining at Ambience Coffee geek haven at Red Berry Coffee Bar German bakery queen: Esther’s German Bakery Japanese gem for curry, donburi (oyakodon), udon, tempura and saké: Sumika Sleek wine/beer/low proof cocktail respite, Honcho Paris meets the Peninsula: hotel… Read more →

Top SF Openings — April 2017

The notable restaurant openings of April were Hitachino Beer & Wagyu (soft opening in March, officially open in April), Mestiza Taqueria (at the end of March), Black Jet Baking Company and Kagawa-Ya Udon Noodle Co. in SF. Kagawa-Ya is fun, fast-casual Sanuki-style udon (from Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture, an area known for having hundreds of udon houses with a distinctive square shape… Read more →

SF: Top 3 New Openings of September

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. The most notable restaurant and bar openings of September were Old Devil Moon, Nomica, Maybeck’s (essentially a renamed Spaghetti Bros.), Mezcalito, Eva’s Waterfront in Oakland and the delightful joys of Taiwanese snow at Powder. Here are my top three newcomers of the month… and why they stand… Read more →

Weekending in Healdsburg

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Weekending in Sonoma is always a pleasure. In the Bay Area, we are downright blessed to have a region (among California’s endless stunning regions) of such variety and beauty a stone’s throw away. I’ve been weekending there for 15 years and know the towns and villages intimately.… Read more →