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Kin Khao: Pim Techamuanvivit’s fun, authentic Thai restaurant shows promise

Kin Khao: Pim Techamuanvivit’s fun, authentic Thai restaurant shows promise

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kin Khao, the new Thai restaurant from blogger and award-winning jam-making Pim Techamuanvivit, opened to much excitement this winter. Can this funky, pad Thai- and peanut sauce-less joint live up to the hype? Kate Williams takes a look.

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Watch Check, Please Bay Area review Maykadeh, The Little Chihuahua, Picán

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review Maykadeh, The Little Chihuahua, Picán

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed this week: Persian cuisine in San Francisco’s North Beach, Mexican food in Noe Valley, Contemporary Southern fare in Uptown Oakland

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Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the calendar rolls around to April, it means it’s time for me and my cycling co-conspirator, Pamela Palma, to lead another caffeine-fueled ride! We’ve alternated in the past between San Francisco and the East Bay, and this year it was the latter’s turn to host our adventure.

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Proposition Chicken in Hayes Valley Slings Decent Fried Chicken, Excellent Coleslaw

Proposition Chicken in Hayes Valley Slings Decent Fried Chicken, Excellent Coleslaw

| April 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

As their name implies, Proposition Chicken in Hayes Valley focuses on one thing—chicken. While they offer rotisserie as well as fake (tofu) chicken, their fried pieces have garnered the most praise. How does it stack up to real-deal Southern chicken? Kate Williams takes a look.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Paulie’s Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun Farms

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Paulie’s Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun Farms

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Cali-Jewish Deli that makes pickled items in Bernal Heights, a New American/Mediterranean restaurant in Berkeley, and an American Burger & Steakhouse that is also a butcher shop in Point Reyes Station.

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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in the 2012 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.

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5 Bites: Enticing Lao Cuisine in the East Bay

5 Bites: Enticing Lao Cuisine in the East Bay

| April 23, 2014 | 4 Comments

A popular topic at Bay Area Bites, East Oakland’s Lao cuisine has been featured in previous coverage. This roundup focuses on other fine Lao restaurants located throughout Oakland, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Albany.

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Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district, a California-style tapas eatery in Union City and an International Soul Food restaurant in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point.

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5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

| April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

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.

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Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Section? Read Sarah Henry’s Q&A to find out.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pabu and The Ramen Bar, slated to open in mid-June, will be among the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco. Chef Michael Mina shares with Mary Ladd his favorite dishes from ramen to sushi, as well as the fate of his East Indian concept on Steuart Street.

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Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 premiere airs this eve, Thursday April 3, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode is available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

| March 31, 2014 | 14 Comments

With a sizable Asian population according to the most recent census, Fremont’s thriving Indian community outnumbers all others in the city. Venture over to this diverse area and you’ll discover numerous restaurants and shops to explore. From creamy Northern Indian curries to South Indian dosas, there’s a marvelous range of regional cuisines to sample.

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