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 May, 2010
Summer is on the way, time for strawberries and cream & do-it-yourself art at the Napa InDIYdependent Culture Faire. And what to do with all the leftovers? Homemade strawberry shortcake, of course!
What the hell does it take to get a great waiter in this town? I have had so few. The only answer I could come up with is this:
Luck. Pure, unholy luck.
It doesn’t seem to matter much what type of venue you are patronizing. High end restaurants are no guarantee of great service, though one’s expectations are higher when there.
Maryland native Joshua Grannell is a fourteen year Bay Area resident famous in part for performing as the popular drag performer-emcee-actor Peaches Christ. Peaches’ reign over her Midnight Mass movie event series that started in 1998 came to a mascara laden end in 2009. He confessed via phone interview that his alt ego, Peaches Christ, would eat at Little Orphan Andy’s. “That is Peaches’ favorite!” Grannell said. “(I) can be in drag and eat there at 3 a.m. Peaches loves their Monte Cristo.”
While no one seems to be exactly sure about the origin of the Hummingbird Cake, one thing is for sure: it’s making a comeback, it’s easy, and knowing how to make the perfect cream cheese frosting is one of those life skills that ranks right up there with changing a flat-tire. Here’s a no-fail recipe for this delightful Southern dessert.
Where does Craig Stoll like to shop and eat in the Bay Area? Stoll cued Bay Area Bites into his top picks via a recent email interview. He is the chef-owner of Delfina and Delfina Pizzeria(s), a growing mini-empire of San Francisco based Italian restaurants.
Check, Please! Bay Area Season 5 premieres Thursday May 6th at 7:30pm on KQED 9HD.
In addition to a slew of new appetizing local restaurant reviews, Season 5 is launching with a redesigned website. The new site provides improved navigation capabilities as well as social media tools. Starting with Season 5, in addition to the watching the entire program online, you will be able to watch short videos of each restaurant on the restaurant information pages.
Wine and dine for a good cause: indulge in the talents of 70 of the Bay Area’s finest chefs; imbibe in the goods from 75 of California’s leading vintners.