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The Blue Fig - Mission

August 20, 2011 · By Admin · 1 Comment

Rahmi Masserweh blends hand-made corn flour with figs and other pure ingredients to produce Blue Waffles. His scrumptious round waffles are served on square white plates. Atop this breakfast treat you will find sliced bananas and strawberries and whipped cream.

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Food For Thought

March 13, 2011 · By Admin · 2 Comments

The waiter poured steaming hot coffee. I watched the early morning pedestrians on Ellis Street...

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Paul K Restaurant

January 10, 2011 · By David Monteleone · No Comments

Do you think Jean Claude van Damme invented the Brussel sprout? I doubt it. Do you think Paul K invented a new way to cook the Brussel sprout? Perhaps he has.  I hate Brussel sprouts more than eggs. (Prior review)  My guests tied me to the chair and forced down one Brussel sprout. Wow, it was very good. They were batter fried with mustard aioli. Now, I merely dislike them.

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La Ciccia, a wonderful Sardinian restaurant

December 05, 2010 · By NoriegaFurniture.com Blog · No Comments

… of course sardines, you’re in Sardinia

Yolanda really liked the sardines; so did everyone else.

Find Cesar Chavez Street West off 101 in San Francisco. Exit on CCSW, drive to Church Street and turn left. Go seven or eight blocks. The first building your front bumper kisses will be La Ciccia, a wonderful Sardinian restaurant.

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Chris Bjorklund sent me to SKOOL

October 17, 2010 · By Admin · 1 Comment

My guest ordered the hijiki veggie burger. I should probably list the contents and tell you the presentation appeared to be a still-life sandwich painting. Here you are tofu, chick pea, red beets, hijiki, edamame and avocado patty with caramelized onions, local butter lettuce, tomato, house-made mayonnaise...

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Vitrine Restaurant @ The St. Regis San Francisco

August 01, 2010 · By NoriegaFurniture.com Blog · No Comments

I’ve sold a lot of vitrines, but never eaten breakfast in one. Now I have and it was wonderful. One definition is “A glass showcase for displaying fine wares.”

The Vitrine restaurant is exactly that. While seated in 4th floor chic surroundings, you can peek through the glass glimpsing dioramas of the City. Fine dining and glass ware sparkle atop fresh, crisp tablecloths. The tables are quietly apart allowing muted conversation. The staff is courteous and appropriately attentive.

While deciding what delicacy would join our Petaluma eggs, Hazel delivered a complimentary mushroom quiche and a short cylinder of Chai. Quiche & Chai do not exist in my world. My  guest urged me to sample the unexpected gifts. I acquiesced and found them worth the risk.

 

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Le Colonial

July 11, 2010 · By NoriegaFurniture.com Blog · No Comments

Pretend you are a detective looking for a chink in Le Colonial’s armor. My money says you won’t find one. Dine outside in the inner courtyard featuring mosaic tile floors & a vaulted pressed-tin ceiling. Dine inside in the quiet, elegant dining room. I promise you will not have to yell. Dine upstairs in a more casual setting. Comfortable couches on faded Oriental rugs await you. If you are not quite ready for dinner, enjoy sumptuous cocktails & appetizers. I promise the conversation will taste better, Should I mention you can actually enjoy a cigar after your meal without disturbing non-smokers? I will mention they are Diner’s Choice winner 2010 and recipient of Wine Spectator 2008 Award of Excellence. You are now ready for exquisite French Vietnamese cuisine.

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Authentic Italian Biscotti

June 14, 2010 · By David Monteleone · 1 Comment

 

Italian Biscotti. I’ve been enjoying these cookies for years...

Recently, I met the baker/owner,  Augustine Buonocore. Strange … his biscotti taste even better now. This guy is intense about  baking an original every time the oven door closes. All ingredients are natural.

 

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Postrio Restaurant - San Francisco

May 18, 2010 · By David Monteleone · No Comments

Holy cow! I forgot about the cow. Order the grilled hanger steak with asparagus, artichokes and new potatoes resting under au poivre sauce. If you disavow cow, order miso cod fish and chips, togarashi fries and garlic-ginger dipping sauce.  

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Judy's Cafe - San Francisco Breakfast!

April 19, 2010 · By David Monteleone · No Comments

Mushrooms under the white blanket would arrive shortly. Rhea Perlman, Tony Sirico, Cheech Marin & my artist friend Yolanda joined me for breakfast at Judy’s Café. Willie Brown could not be with us...

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