Beretta Tastes Rather Blah

It seems like people are always talking about Beretta.  I have been curious to check it out, so when Pdho’s friend CountZero came to town, I thought it would be a good place to go for dinner, especially since it was short notice and I couldn’t get a reservation at any other restaurant.  There was…

Burmese Food Truck Comes to SOMA

My biggest complaint about food trucks (and one that Pdho is always bemoaning) is how pricey the food is that comes out of these food mobiles.  Sometimes the food is quite tasty and the price seems slightly forgivable, but it’s the mediocre food denting my lunch allowance which irritates me and Pdho even more.  You…

Taste of South Beach and Mission Bay

I have always looked forward to the annual Taste of South Beach fair that showcases local restaurants and businesses in the neighborhood.  It started out being just for South Beach and has now expanded to include the Mission Bay area as well.  When Pdho and I first went a couple of years ago, it was…

Chinese Food in the Mission

CC Giants and I have been meaning to get together for dinner for such a long time now. It’s been difficult to coordinate our schedules, but we finally found a time and decided to head over to Mission Chinese Food.  This place has been on my list for some time, but I have heard mixed…

Zipping Across Justin Herman Plaza

It was one of those rare beautifully perfect days in San Francisco, and since Pdho and I happened to be free, we decided to go check out the Zip Lining place that was set up in Justin Herman Plaza.  The same company had made their inaugural appearance last summer and was offering free zip lining…

Fusion between French and Japanese

Bushi-Tei has been on my list for awhile now, but I have been a little hesitant to try it with Pdho, because he is rarely impressed with fancified Asian food.  Bushi-Tei, which is located in the middle of Japantown, is a French-Japanese fusion restaurant, but I recently read that Michael Hung had taken over as…

Sugar Sweet Sunshine

After hearing that I had gone to Magnolia Bakery, Ckoh suggested that I check out Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery which supposedly serves better cupcakes.  Despite the fact that its location made for a rather inconvenient destination, I was thoroughly intrigued and wanted to check it out.  So fortuitously enough, after our lunch at DBGB in…

Daniel Boulud’s Gastro Bar

The food tour continued today with lunch at DBGB which is located on the border of the Lower East Side.  While we waited for Ckoh, Mkoh and Professor SS to arrive, we were perusing the menu.  The menu looked like a cross between a French bistro and an American gastropub with a little bit of…

Doughnut Plant Again

I am not sure what it is about Doughnut Plant, but I really like the donuts there.  This is coming from someone who doesn’t like sweets.  I know this might seem hard to believe considering there have been these visits to Magnolia Bakery and Sugar Sweet Sunshine, but I am on vacation. As with previous…

Chasing Hiro to Niko

One of the things that Ckoh always raves about is how much he loves eating with Chef Hiro, formerly of Sushi Yasuda, who has now heading up his own sushi restaurant at Niko in Soho.  A while back, Ckoh made such a big to do about how good the sushi was that Pdho and I…

Taiwanese Lunch Box in KTown

The first time I had tried food from Bian Dang, it was served from a food truck and called NYC Cravings, but fast forward a couple of years, and this fledging food business now called Bian Dang has also set up shop in a brand new food court in the heart of Koreatown.  There are…

Eating inside Eataly

Ever since I heard about Eataly, I have been totally curious to see what the place would be like.  It sounded like it was built upon the Euro concept of each store selling one thing, whether that be cheeses, meats, pastas, breads, etc.  This concept was crossed with a Whole Foods, adapted to Manhattan real…