OoToro Sushi

OoToro Sushi 2222 Michelson Dr. Irvine, CA 92612 Yelp OoToro has been on my radar ever since its opening months ago, but the price point was a big deterrent.  In OC, I am accustomed to paying double digits for pretty great sushi, but OoToro touts a triple digit price tag for omakase.  The reviews from…

Mourad

Mourad 140 New Montgomery St. #1 San Francisco, CA 94105 Yelp Sometimes it can be hard to find a truly foodie driven hot spot that is open on Sunday in San Francisco.  Fortunately, Mourad defied that trend and was wide open with Sunday reservations for my dinner with newlyweds The Pouter and UVA.  The Annoyer…

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch 738 Main St. St. Helena, CA 94574 Yelp Overlord, Carnivorous Lush, and myself had been to Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch for Weener’s wedding a few years back.  I thought the wedding food was excellent, albeit small portioned.   I was looking forward to coming back one of these days.  St….

Redd

Redd 6480 Washington St. Yountville, CA 94599 Yelp After our fantastic brunch at Auberge du Soleil, we imbibed in some great wine, the beverage of choice in Napa of course.  I suppose I indulged in far too much, or too much too fast.  By the time dinner rolled around, I found myself extremely sick.  The Porcelain God and I…

Auberge du Soleil

Auberge Du Soleil 180 180 Rutherford Hill Rd. Rutherford, CA 94573 Yelp Overlord was the one to suggest Auberge, which a friend recommended to him.  The Yelp reviews were glowing.  I randomly met a fellow on the flight up to the Bay area who had only wonderful things to say about Auberge.  From my cursory research,…

Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc 6476 Washington St. Yountville, CA 94599 Yelp I have wanted to visit Ad Hoc for a really long time.  I even bought the Ad Hoc At Home cookbook many years ago in hopes of experiencing a little bit of Thomas Keller’s culinary genius in my own kitchen.  Alas, some of the recipes can be a bit…

New England Lobster Market & Eatery

New England Lobster Market & Eatery 824 Cowan Road Burlingame, CA 94010 Yelp With all my traveling to San Francisco, I’ve been in need of good eats close to SFO.  Sometimes you just gotta grab and go because we all know eating at the airport totally sucks.  Usually, I’m content eating something casual and Asian.  There…

Skool

Skool 1725 Alameda St.  San Francisco, CA 94103 Yelp The theme of the meal was confusion.  At first, I thought Triple F recommended Skool.  Then I thought about it more and maybe I got the place confused with Aina.  Both are Asian fusion type places with Skool leaning more Japanese and Aina more Hawaiian.  We…

Koo

Koo 408 Irving St. San Francisco, CA 94122 Yelp I’ve been to Koo before with Triple F and Running Man.  I just didn’t remember it too well since I never blogged about it.  I’ve come to depend on this blog as my food memory and food road map.  It really is true.  You have to…

Recess Room

The Recess Room 18380 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Yelp Fountain Valley doesn’t exactly bring to mind the trendiest or most food forward culinary scene.  I think of cheap Asian eats.  So it was surprising to learn something as trendy as The Recess Room had landed in Fountain Valley.  The Yelp reviews seemed pretty…

Monsieur Benjamin

Monsieur Benjamin 451 Gough St. San Francisco, CA 94102 Yelp When I heard Chef Cory Lee of Benu opened up Monsieur Benjamin, I didn’t get too excited.  First of all, I thought Benu was just good, but not great for its price point.  Secondly, French bistro can come off as a little unexciting to me….

Kusakabe

Kusakabe 584 Washington St. San Francisco, CA  94111 Yelp As you’ve noticed, I eat a lot of sushi.  It’s mainly because I know it makes The Annoyer very happy to have his “tasty fish.”  Kusakabe is definitely one of the fancier sushi restaurants in the city.    Omakase can be for $95 or $150.  It…