Archive for the 'Restaurants' Category

Our Nation’s Capital

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I had a lot of fun in Baltimore, visiting a friend from college. We spent Saturday in DC, where I found the signs to be a bit testy. I had two very memorable meals. The first was in Baltimore, at Woodberry Kitchen, where the knowledgeable server and my friend struggled to make me understand that […]

Catching up

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Internet connectivity was not a given during these summer vacations, but I’m back home now, with an iPhone moderately full of photos. We stayed in Capitola, in a house on the river, and ate and drank a lot, as is our wont on these sorts of vacations. Shadowbrook, of the hillavator, was our first fancy […]

Mission Street Food

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Last night, I took the mighty Caltrain Baby Bullet up to San Francisco to experience Mission Street Food. This is not quite an underground restaurant, in that they operate in the kitchen of an actual establishment that is (presumably) inspected and licensed and all that. That establishment would be Lung Shan Restaurant (beware of automatic […]

Kaiseki

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Last night, my beloved friends Poto and Ms. J. treated me to an early birthday dinner at Kaygetsu in Menlo Park. Kaygetsu specializes in the Japanese dining style known as kaiseki, which features a formal succession of dishes of various types. Kaiseki menus are very seasonal; the theme last night was definitely cherry blossoms. I’m […]

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