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August 1-10, 2014


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stop what you are doing. Go to M. H. Bread & Butter. Buy a chocolate chip cookie ($1.50).

The brittle, buttery boarder and soft center with oozy choc pockets and sating salinity sent this perfect puck to our top notch tucker list.

M. H. Bread & Butter
101 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA




Saturday, August 9, 2014

They got rid of the quaint little rental car area at the Burbank Airport and created a multistory garage that was a schlep away from the incoming flights. Gone are the days when you could jump right into a car without hopping on a series of people movers.

The erosion of old structures gave way to the ear rations at Pikey:

... where an aural arrangement of pig ($14.00):

... was pierced with mustard and kale. The crisp strips of shattering ear made for a sensational salad.

The Divine Brown ($13.00) with Dr. Pepper, whisky and lime wasn’t our thing, but the Geezer ($14.00) with rye, mescal and bitters was a little less racy.

Smoked nuts ($5.00):

... and cheese with honey:

... were buzzy, smokey, sating snackage followed by vinegar chicken ($20.00):

This pleasing poultry was perked by acidic augmentation with some chompable chips for a collar of starch.

The Pikey is a good pub grub hub.

The Pikey
7617 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA




Friday, August 8, 2014

Apricots wrapped in bacon ($6.00):

... were like oompa loompas on horseback during Left Bank Larkpur’s happy hour.

These skewers of swine-stripped, sagey stone fruit were followed by a muscular mound of shellfish ($7.00):

... with a garlicky white wine broth swirled with spinach.

A brioche base matressed melon and char ($7.00):

... while a little burger ($6.00):

... slid down with some Anchor and Stella ($4.00 each):

... during this meeting time for mature mastication.

Left Bank Brasserie

507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wind was the unwanted guest at this evening’s Union Square Food + Art event tasting at the Grand Hyatt outdoor plaza.

A giant leaf blower of breeze randomly ravaged the booths but well improvised bondage secured signage and fastened flying flower arrangements so that Bartlett Hall’s octopus and watermelon salad:

... and Farrallon’s crab crostini:

... could sail sweetly into the seafood sockets of downtown diners.

Café Claude’s gougeres:

... were middled with mousse to deliver duck liver in pleasing pastry ping pongs served up skewered.

This luxe duck and Sonoma Country Distilling Company rye and wheat whiskies:

... were fine way to wet our beaks.


... was an excellent San Franciscan answer to the weather. Williams Sonoma and One Up restaurant concocted this classic seafood warming dish.

Lots of locals lined up for this Union Square-wareness soiree and a gallop through the surrounding galleries.

Union Square Food + Art




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The “cannondale" pizza ($16.95):

... with fennel sausage was a beautifully blistered bread bolstered by onion and mozzarella at Pizzeria Picco.

We dug into this pie after a ruling Caesar ($10.95):

... washed down with a couple Cellarmaker cool wheat beers and some iced tea.

Pizzeria Picco continues to deliver the dominant dough disc in Marin.

Pizzeria Picco

316 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Some cerveza and guacamole ($5.50):

... started off our evening at El Huarache Loco.

This masa mecca of sandal servings line their soles with creme and queso fresco. We added some al pastor:

... to lace up our arch nom-mesis with porky bits.

The ensalada Doña Luz ($6.00):

... was a pepitaed pile of cilantro-scented salad with a dice of queso fresco that was a swell salad.

We liked this loco location and will have to return for more footwear inspired food.

El Huarache Loco

1803 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA




Monday, August 4, 2014

A couple Cobb salads:

... with perfectly boiled eggs, crisp bacon, blue cheese bits and chunks of chick made up our lunch at Bette’s.

This diner has been a reliable rotation restaurant not only for their swell chow, but their solid staff that is loyal to this fourth street fave.

We are always boomerang back to Bette’s.

Bette’s Oceanview Diner

1807 4th St.
Berkeley, CA




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Heritage Fire erupted at the Charles Krug Winery:

... where crucified, cloven-hoofed creatures:

... were roasted alongside plucked poultry:

... and scaled seafood.

Our favorite had to be the whole sturgeon:

... with its crisp, salty surface and moist meat with a nice layer for fish fat. As a bonus, there were chicharrones made from sturgeon skin:

... that were insanely good.

There was good goat:

... swell cider, toothsome tartare (from excellent offal), and lots stabbing and sawing by chopping chaps like Dave:

Magnolia made a stout infused with bacon that they call “Pork Lord”:

This artery spackle sparkled with slices of hot, pork sausage.

This fine field day of heritage animal eating:

... was an excellent outing in St. Helena.

Heritage Fire

Charles Krug Winery
St. Helena, CA




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Luscious lumps of lobster:

... lured us to the Campton Place booth:

... during the Eat Drink SF event.

This coconut-coaxed crustacean pinched with lime and chili was one of the best bites in the pavilion.

Poggio’s scallop crudo:

... and Copita’s ahi and uni tostadita:

... were also delectable dollops of Sausalito seafood while the duck confit on semolina gnocchi with preserved lemon:

... was a marvelous Mayfield morsel.

We had some spirited discussions as we sipped our way through Rye’s kicky Aqua Caliente:

... with tequila, triple sec and mango rimmed with chili salt and Hangar 1’s “brunch cup”:

... with vodka, vermouth, lemon, and cukes in a gingery mint sparkler.

The well considered hydration stations:

... were a nice touch.

After motoring through a cupcake:

... and macaron:

... we said ciao with a Mr. Espresso:

... for the road.

Popular demos:

... a showcasing of chefs and a celebratory crowd made for a fun Fort Mason festival.

Eat Drink SF

Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA




Friday, August 1, 2014

The staff at the pass scratched their heads over our order at Belcampo:

... before taking it to a neighboring table. When the other guests turned the food away we flagged down the server and suggested it might be ours and that we never got our drinks.

Virtuous and vicey broccolini ($6.00):

... which was brought into Homer territory by being deep fried. These excellent oil sticks got a shower of chili flakes to spike these spokes into required ordering territory.

A tomato and watermelon salad ($8.00):

... was bound with olive oil and a generous saline shower that made this pea-tendrilled, fruity formation fantastic.

Beef and pork balls ($12.00):

... bounced down with tomato cream ponged with paddles of garlic toast.

Beef tallow fried spuds ($5.00):

... put a smile on our mugs. This pommes de terrific tangle cowalesced with a medium rare burger ($11.00):

... that was a munch-worthy muscle mitt. There is an additional burger offering called the “bully” with a double patty, ham and Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam. cheese that we will have to investigate later.

We eventually got our beers and were excited to try Almanac’s extra pale ale:

This bright and citrusy bottle of bubbles was a reorderable refreshment. We were told that these were comped due to the delay, but they appeared on the bill anyway (which was fine).

Wacky service aside, we will return to Belcampo to check out more of their menu soon.


2405 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA









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