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April 21-30, 2011


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Saturday, April 30, 2011

We unwound at R'noh Thai:

... with cold Singha and hot buffalo wings ($7.95):

... which we found to be more messy than authentically Asian. However unthai'ed, these zigzag poultry parts were, they were still a fine fowl start before the pad kee mow ($10.25):

Rice noodles with broccoli, peppers, onions, carrots and bean sprouts were touted as spicy, but arrived as mild mouthfuls of decent dough dotted with veg variation.

Salmon curry ($17.95):

... was a Thai basil torqued, curryosity of flavor. We fancied this fine fish flesh over their "brown" rice ($3.50) which is actually kind of red. We mainly get this reigning grain here due to this stomach staple's tantalizing texture.

R'noh continues to be a solid sustenance stop for cheap and cheerful chow.

R'noh Thai Restaurant

1000 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA





Friday, April 29, 2011

The bar at Brick and Bottle was necked with an after nine rush. We watched ice hockey and baseball while the tenders got caught up and placed our order for a Steelhead extra pale ale and an Old Fashioned:

... (that was fashioned sans cherry.) This tasty tipple primed us for a pimento cheeseburger and fries ($14.00):

... and calamari ($11.00):

The burger is our standard selection with a carbo cushion that melds with a slaw, chili, and pimento powered patty. Neat frites sealed the deal on this beefy bun.

They have been tweaking the calamari and this squid-teration was a greaseless tentacled tangle propelled by a cocktail sauce.

Our swell supper sated our hunger with a hit of burger and bibables.

Brick and Bottle

55 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA




Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Napoletana ($15.00) at Napoletana Pizzeria was a finely blistered, slightly blonde, disc dotted with house made sausage.

A Margherita ($13.00):

...had the same melty mozzarella and tangy tomato sauce as the sausage selection with a splash of olive oil and scattering of basil leaves to complete the effect. All of these triangles of tradition were plucked from the wood burning oven.

Good quality ingredients, legit technique and tools will have me peeling back to this little Mountain View venue to fill my pie hole with more 'politan pizzas.

Napoletana Pizzeria

1910 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA



Mark your Calendar

Mijita will be the place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo next Thursday with cinco dollar margaritas. Once the Mijita at AT&T park closes, the five buck margarita deal rolls over to The Public House for the rest of the night.

If you want to sinko your teeth into tiny tariff tacos, taco happy hour happens at the AT&T Mijita from 2-4 p.m. with half price on selected tacos.

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Palace BBQ Buffet may not have spell check:

... but they do correct hunger. Customers mussle their way through the myriad of meats:

...before returning to their tables to grill the goods in this DIY Korean cavern for carnivores.

Beef brisket, pork belly, tongue and octopus all met the metal on my propane powered ration radiator:

... along with chicken teriyaki, marinated beef and spicy pork. These all 'qued up to a primaly pleasing plate of protein.

Sides of seaweed salad:

... and a bowl of rice scooped straight from the big cooker augmented my all-you-can-eat lunch ($17.00) with fruit:

... to finish this interactive intersection of heat and meat.

Palace BBQ Buffet
1092 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA




Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We couldn't resist the pull of a dish called "scallop and pig" ($14.00):

... at The Plate Shop. Pickled green strawberries were a patch of pucker with this rhubarbed, escarolled and ramped up ration of pork belly and scallop.

The "whole half chicken" ($24.00):

... sounded coxymoronic but this fine fowl flight showed off talent and technique that culminated in clucker contentment. The breast was roasted to a mammaryable moistness, the leg was confited, the wing flew in the fryer and the liver was mashed into a mousse with a gelee of Jameson to set off this spread of splendor.

Chef Kim Alter's menu is altering with the season and it's going to be fun to see what sprouts from her kitchen as she Springs along.

The Plate Shop

39 Caledonia
Sausalito, CA




Monday, April 25, 2011

Lapaz Batchoy
serves up bowls of their namesake nourishment in a tiny restaurant/internet cafe setting:

I filled my cereal port with this noodle soup ($3.75):

... raided with chicken, beef and pork. The friendly proprietor:

... made an offal offer that I couldn't refuse and placed pork liver to my bowl for an added innards dimension to this tasty tangle.

A skewer of BBQ chicken with rice ($2.00):

... and pickled veg was a pleasing pollo pole that I polished off with my multi-meat meal.

This Filipino grub hub was a fine place to connect with some cheap and cheerful chow.

Lapaz Batchoy
6785 Mission St.
Daly City, CA




Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Cheddar cheese tempura amuse:

... kicked off Ozumo Restaurant's:

... new Sunday prix fixe menu ($45.00 per person.) This wasabi and miso accented cheese ball was a fun kick off to our four course meal. There were two salad, mains and dessert choices but luckily, there were two of us so we got to try every item on this Sunday-only dinner menu.

Grilled asparagus was teamed with tamago:

... in a spin on the classic egg and spear partnership sealed with greens and radish.

Scallop topped with black tobiko:

... played in concert with fiddleheads, pickled onion, radish and frisee. We savored this shellfish sonata between sips of Shirataki Jozen Mizunogotoshi sake.

Maguro, hamachi and sake nigiri with a backdrop of a marvelous maki of asparagus, avocado, daikon sprouts and toro under a sheet of daikon capped with black tobiko:

... had us hooked with top notch fish reeled in with the minerality of Kokuryo sake.

A pink portion of tare-glazed salmon:

... was slated with grilled eggplant frilled with fried leeks and accented with Japanese pepper and mustard in this mi-great main.

Grilled chicken breast:

... was covered with a tangy miso to highlight this moist mound of bird bordered with a bit of daikon, radish, and carrot.

Pineapple "maki":

... was filled with a yuzu curd and topped with citrus and pomegranate to produce a fabulous fruity roll.

This tangy torpedo detonated deliciously alongside the chocolate peanut butter dessert with ginger and almond crumble:

Vanilla ice cream and house made marbles of marvy mochi alchemized into an amazing after finessed with the sparkle of a Harushika Tokomeki sake.

This Sunday sushi-studded supper is a swell prix fixe deal, but for those who want to roll a la carte, their normal full menu is also available.

A friendly, knowledgable and efficient staff keep this waterfront warren a go to sushi stop just a short walk from the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Ozumo Restaurant

161 Steuart St.
San Francisco, CA





Saturday, April 23, 2011

We made the rookie mistake of arriving at the Saturday San Francisco Ferry Building:

...Farmers Market after noon to find a mache pit of shoppers with unrelenting queues rolling into Roti and restrooms. The ATMs were discharging dinero to the hungry hoards in this massive mix of tourists and locals.

After we secured our selections of produce we nabbed some nourishment at Frog Hollow:

... where will filled our hollows with a ham and cheese empanada ($4.50):

This flaky fortressed half moon of ham and coagulated curds was a decent doughwich followed by a blueberry tart ($5.00):

This pastry pouch of blue bearings that was okay, but it was a little too damp to resist getting liquid logged.

The pb&j cookie ($2.50):

... was a raviolo of peanut butter cookie dough around a filling of apricot jam. This splendid saucer capped off our cup of coffee before headed homo from this sapien concentration.

San Francisco Farmers Market

Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA




Friday, April 22, 2011

Our pals J&K (aka Special Asian Correspondents) slung over to Singapore and snapped up some swell looking chow.

The Cliff Restaurant photos brought out the lemming in us.

The Cliff - Tuna tartare, curry-saffron and watermelon, maki, smoked aioli and shiso - S$29

The Cliff - Stawberry foam amuse-bouche

The Cliff - Melange of Vegetables - smoked onion puree, cepe soil - S$68

The Cliff - Valrhona Chocolate Experience for two - 35% Ivoire chocolate mousse cake and apricot jelly - S$44

The region's famed chicken rice:

The Maxwell Food Center - Large Chicken Rice - S$3.60

... bunches of baos:

Bao Today - Brasied Pork Bun (3 pcs) - $S5.80

... slabs of sushi:

Japanese Dining Sun - Sushi Plate - S$48

Japanese Dining Sun - Steamed Egg

... and chainy chomps:

...and food courts aplenty all make us want to singapore for our supper.

One day we'll whip over ourselves to palate some 'porean portions.




Thursday, April 21, 2011

The new brick and mortar version of Curry Up Now takes their truck tucker to a tireless terrain.

There was a man outside who was scratching his head over the long line:

... and told people there was another Indian restaurant down the street (which didn't dissuade any of us). It took about 10 minutes before I lassoed a mango lassi and samosa ($4.00):

I was passed a samosa that didn't meet the counterman's standards and he rejected it and delivered another to my table that he felt wasn't overly browned. This fruit fluid was a fine 'gurty gulp with the (correctly cooked) crunchy fried tater pastry.

The 2 item thali ($9.00):

... was a lunch plate of righteous rice in the form of methi pulao. This basmati base bolstered the parantha - a fine flatbread was credited to Aunt Gee and was useful in sopping sauce from the nicely spiced chicken tikka masala. I also chose the paneer kahai which had squares of squeaky cheese in an oniony aura.

I liked this new stationary version of Curry Up Now and I'm betting that any bumps in the road (due to its newness and popularity) will be quickly tuned up.

Curry Up Now

129 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA









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