Tag Archive: Food

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Soma Street Food Park, San Francisco

Posted on June 9th, 2012

I am a huge fan of the San Francisco food scene, blessed as it is with a climate so amenable to fresh produce all year long. Now there’s yet another foodie reason to visit – Carlos Muela’s Soma Street Food Park, a permanent space that just opened at 428 11th St dedicated to providing … (More →)

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Nuba in Kits

Posted on May 29th, 2012

I’m a big fan of Nuba and frequent their Cambie and Waldorf Hotel locations often. I love to head over after work for a cocktail — I’m partial to the Pimm Up Girl or the Chelada — and le feast to share with friends. I was excited to hear that they’ve recently opened a new … (More →)

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Salt and Straw, Portland

Posted on May 27th, 2012

I was recently in Portland, a city with an exciting, locally-inspired food scene, and was very happy to stumble upon Salt and Straw after dinner which had a queue out the door. Salt and Straw focuses on handmade ice creams, churned in small batches with interesting flavours like Cinnamon Snicker Doodle and Sea Salt Ice … (More →)

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Le Bernadin Does It Again

Posted on May 24th, 2012

Topping of my wish list of places to eat as someone who adores fish, along with Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo, is Le Bernadin in New York. At the helm of this New York institution for the last 18 years is Eric Ripert who has done it again: Le Bernadin has garnered a 4-star review from … (More →)

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Mission Street Chinese in New York

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

Mission Street Chinese opens today in New York on the Lower East Side and it is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year since the first outpost in San Francisco has been wildly successful: it was named #2 on Bon Apetit Magazine’s list of Best New Restaurants in America in 2011 and … (More →)

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El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

Posted on May 21st, 2012

Since the mecca of molecular gastronomical cooking, El Bulli, closed at the end of July, 2011, for those of us who were not lucky enough to snag a reservation a year in advance and make the pilgrimage to the tiny town of Roses, Spain, we have Gereon Wetzel’s documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress for … (More →)

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Vancouver’s Farmer’s Markets

Posted on May 19th, 2012

The West End Farmer’s Market is where I was shocked to learn (at the tender age of 32) that brussel sprouts grow attached to a large central stalk – surprising, right? I love hitting these local markets to enjoy the fresh produce and baked goods on offer and am always well rewarded when I bring … (More →)

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Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant

Posted on April 10th, 2012

The last time we were in San Francisco, we searched out blog-star restaurant Mission Chinese Food and were surprised to find it housed in Lung Shan Restaurant, a decidedly unglamorous Chinese take-out and delivery hole-in-the-wall with a dingy yellow awning. Inside, it looked like not much had changed from the restaurant’s previous incarnation except the … (More →)


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