Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Archive for April, 2005
I remember, long ago, my parents sitting around our dining room table with their friends, crystal stemware glowing from within like bowls full of rubies in the warmth of candlelight. Their hushed tones as they told “grown up” jokes dissolved into laughter that permeated the house and made me long to be a part of […]
On Monday April 4, KQED’s Bay Area Bites bloggers went out on the town (well, out to the Marina) — drinks at Nectar Wine Lounge, then dinner at Bistro AIX. Each of us wrote our own account of the evening, which follows… BABette’s Feastby wendygee It was a treat to meet & eat with the […]
Well, it’s taken us two months to get through our three bags of Blue Bottle Coffee, and we are ready for more! After sampling Yemen, Giant Steps, and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, we are going back to take more Giant Steps towards coffee nirvana. The Blue Bottle site describes Giant Steps as “[a] blend of Sumatran and […]
Title: Owner, Juliet Mae, maker of The Occasional Gourmet a line of fine spices and herbs sold in recipe-friendly portions in stay-fresh packetsHometown: New York, now San Francisco 1. How do New Yorkers compare to San Franciscans?New Yorkers are specialists. But people here are interested in more things, and open to new ideas, more well-rounded. […]
My mom, not only the woman who gave birth to me, but also the woman who gave me my love of cooking and baking, is visiting with my dad (PR spokesperson for my mom’s food) right now. So, being the culinary adventurers that we are, we decided we needed to make something that we had […]