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August 21-31, 2014


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jules Thin Crust:

... is like a pizza slice house mated with a Quiznos. A conveyer belt toaster receives your selection from the ‘za’s on display in the case.

We went with the pepperoni and sausage:

... which had thin slices of each meat cradled on a carbo sheet. The crust was a little soft for our tastes, but is was okay.

This chain offers gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options for restricted eaters in this quick stop shop.

Jules Thin Crust
5804 College Ave.
Oakland, CA




Saturday, August 30, 2014

There was an hour wait for our table at Le Garage:

... where soft boiled eggs ($16.00):

... with soldiers uniformed in black truffled butter encamped with serrano ham and potatoes. This appealing a.m. dish was made even better by engaging the rustic panorama slices:

... as the bread battalion.

Quiche Lorraine ($13.00):

... was a single serving bacon and Emmental pie that hit the spot with a salad. Not necessarily a reorder, but good dockside chow.

The staff was busy enough that drinks ran and stayed dry and the check was delayed but this was just a reminder to pull in during less popular hours in the future.

Le Garage
85 Liberty Ship Way
Sausalito, CA




Friday, August 29, 2014

Bouchon Bakery’s:

... revisionist renderings of nursery nosh allow for a tastalgic tour of Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and the Hostess Cupcake ($6.00):

This squiggled stump of corner store confection was a satisfying stroll down modified memory lane before a perky puck of lemon ($6.00):

... propelled us into a state of placation with a crisp, buttery crust and smear of sweet meringue.

We managed not to be pulled over with an open container of macarons ($16.00):

This box of mac-able morsels is where helium meets hedonism. Delicate shells of these nutty nuggets were subtly sweet.

We savored these clouds of pistachio, vanilla, salted caramel, chocolate, raspberry and lemon and emptied the box:

... to reveal the hidden message.

Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington St.
Yountville, CA




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lobster rolled onto our lenguas from the luscious Addendum:

... to our abdominals in a Keller-ized take on a crustacean classic ($21.50):

This top-loaded tuft of toasty, buttered roll stirred with a generous lob of mer meat, a micro dice of carrots and celery in a light dressing was the best bottom feeder sandwich ever.

BBQ potato chips gave crunchy counterpoint along with slaw:

... and a fine potato salad.

We had to peck on some fried chicken ($16.50):

... as long as we were roosting at the picnic tables.

These poultry pieces check off all the desirable qualities from our chick list - moist meat, crisp crust and swell seasoning.These golden, greaseless gobs had us smacked along side a ear-ily delectable cornbread muffin:

The lobster rolls will be available all Labor Day weekend and are worth addetour to the picnic area behind Ad Hoc.

6476 Washington St.
Yountville, CA




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A uniformed guard gives off a bank vibe at CREAM where this new melty Mission-aries sandwiched their sweet shop.

We both bypassed the taco, fruit bar and gluten free options and went with a double chocolate and a peanut butter cookie to bookend our scoops of peanut butter swirl and chocolate, vanilla and caramel with toppings of chopped almonds and jimmies, respectively.

These bespoke it's-its sated our sweet teeth with chilly chompage at this secure station of scoopage.


3106 16th St.
San Francisco, CA

Mark your Calendar


Kin Khao, Dirty Habit and Hog &Rocks are going with the grain at Lucky Rice on September 5th.

Asian Food is the common de-nom but there will also be Eastern-influenced elixirs from notable nooks like 15 Romolo, Liholiho Yacht Club and Elixir.

¡Chino! is making the lamb noodles (that we were curious about last night) and Tacolicious is tostadaing tuna. Check out the roster of restaurants here for this CAAM benefit.

Luckyrice San Francisco

Friday September 5th
VIP 7 p.m. $150, GA 8 p.m. $88
Bently Reserve
301 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Laminated instructions:

... on Xiao Long Bao ($9.75):

...ingestion must be the result of perplexed patrons of ¡Chino!

We dipped and slurped these perky pouches (that were meatier with thicker wrappers than Yank Sing's.) These were the only foodstuffs that come with directions so we winged it ($9.75):

... on the rest. The “dope ass Japan-o-Mission wings” were indeed, dope ass. Fish sauce, lime, peppers and herbs back boarded the crisply gilded goods of these fine flappers.

Ceviche ($12.00):

... was similarly dope ass with lime and green mango in this halibutressed helping with sheets of shrimp chips:

Lumpia ($8.00):

... dunked in peppery vinegar were porky poles of beefed up cigars while chewy rice cakes ($8.00):

... were like mochi masquerading as peanuts in a peppery paste with pork and bok choy. This rice rendition was reorderable.

We will have to return to check out more of the dumplings and their late night burger.


3198 16th St.
San Francisco, CA




Monday, August 25, 2014

We were warned that the kitchen was in the weeds as we waited over 45 minutes to get our pie:

... and cobbler:

... at Belcampo. We took our fruit loot outside to dig into the peachy plunder of the warm cobbler. The biscuits were dense and could have been a bit sweeter for our tastes. This shifted our interest to the key lime pie in a graham cracker crust. Perky citrus delivered the green goods in a pleasing hole-filler.

Our luck with streamlined service at Belcampo has not been ideal, but we will continue to be lured back by their deep fried broccolini.


2405 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tres ceviches ($21.00):

... at Copita:

... included cheery chunks of luscious lobster and an ahi moment with avocado and cilantro.

Another inspired triad transpired with tamalitos ($12.00):

We merrily masa-cated these mini missiles were marvelous particularly the sweet corn cob-intation.

Polenta-crusted oysters ($13.00):

... were taco-fied with cukes and cabbage with a beet based blanket to sit in for the shucked shell.

Belly also was exposed in pork tacos ($12.00):

... that leaned towards lean on tortillas that mimicked a flag in this Swe-dish-tinged swine dining.

Clouds crispy bunelos ($8.00):

... were deep fried dough-lights to cap off our Copita comida.

We will return soon for mas.

739 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA




Saturday, August 23, 2014

We were shocked that the 7:30 p.m. weekend crowd at the Mill Valley Sol Food was meager compared to its cousin in San Rafael.

We were able to easily grab a seat at this tiny tucker turnout for a couple (of our standard order) chicken salads ($9.45):

Juicy thighs, pickled onion ripe avocado and tomato with a generous splash of their vinegary hot sauce were up to the same standard as their other outposts but this strip mall stop has easy parking and less of a mob.

Lots of customers were dashing off with takeaway so easy seating will make this will be our sole Sol stop for pollo.

Sol Food
401 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA




Friday, August 22, 2014

We wandered between Nordstrom’s juvenile clothing and lingerie:

... to enter Blue Stove.

Our cerulean range roving resulted in some blue cheese-bedecked salad ($7.50):

... with the enrichment of figs and crunch from candied pecans.

Ricotta meatballs ($7.95):

... mingled with marinara slid in with short rib sliders ($8.95):

... with a crispy counterpart of taro chips.

Calamari ($8.50):

... was lifted with lemon zest in a tubey tumble of solid standard issue seafood.

Humbolt Nector IPA and a bottle of Yakima Valley dry hopped cider:

... were effervescent refreshment at this sating shopping stop with a Mount Tam view.

We will certainly refuel ourselves here next time we are knackered next to the knickers.

Blue Stove

1618 Redwood Hwy
2nd Floor
Corte Madera, CA




Thursday, August 21, 2014

The lure of all day breakfast summoned us to Depot Garden Cafe:

... where a spinach scramble ($12.50):

... with jack, avocado and tomato and a combo special ($10.50):

... with bacon, overeasies and a waffle:

... were all solid, standards.

Depot Garden Cafe may be garden variety, but it delivers a decent desayuno.

Depot Garden Cafe
718 B St.
San Rafael, CA









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