Bay Area Food Log

While we’ve lived (quite happily) in Boulder over the past three years, we spent 17 years in the Bay Area and like to get back there on a regular basis for an extend stay to reconnect with old friends and to reconnect with the great cuisine the Bay Area has to offer. … Here goes: 7/18 – Yank Sing, San Francisco 7/18 – Kokkari, San Francisco 7/19 – Pizzeria Pico, Larkspur 7/20 – Sushi Ran, Sausalito 7/18 – Slanted Door, San Francisco 7/30 – Tres Agaves, San Francisco 7/31 – La Ciccia, San Francisco 8/01 – Village Pub, Woodside 8/02 – Tacubaya, Berkeley 8/02 – Little Star Pizza, San Francisco 8/03 – 21st Amendment, San Francisco 8/04 – Quadrus Cafe, Menlo Park 8/04 – Spruce, San Francisco 8/05 – Sanchos, Redwood City 8/06 – Stern Hall Cafeteria, Stanford University 8/06 – Straits Cafe, Palo Alto 8/07 – Tres Agaves, San Francisco 8/08 – Ame, San Francisco 8/12 – Yoshi’s SF, San Francisco 8/13 – Pizzeria Gialina, San Francisco 8/14 – Fish, Sausalito 8/14 – Isa, San Francisco 8/15 – Range, San Francisco We also had numerous trips (in person and takeout) to Pizzeria Delfina (Pacific Heights location), Bittersweet and La Boulange (Fillmore & Union St. locations), but I can’t recall the precise days we visited those fine establishments.


One of my all-time favorite cookies is the Dominostein – a cubic inch morsel of goodness – a layer of Lebkuchen, jelly and marzipan, all enrobed in dark chocolate. My German grandmother to this day gives the whole family big boxes full of German treats every Christmas season, and the box always includes Dominosteine. Usually…

WAG Chronicles, Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous post about WAG, after our Saturday night feast up in Napa, we felt we had turned out a meal that would stand up well next to the efforts of the kitchen on Sunday evening at The French Laundry. Allow me to state for the record that upon tasting the…

WAG Chronicles, Part 1

A few weeks ago, Katherine and I spent the weekend up in Napa Valley at our friends Dan and Stephanie’s place along with four other couples for a long weekend to enjoy our quarterly gathering of our wine and gourmet club, known fondly as WAG. WAG has been gathering since we all met while Katherine…