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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City

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Dennis Leary’s Chef-Crafted Sandwiches at Cafe Terminus are an Excellent Lunch Choice

Dennis Leary’s Chef-Crafted Sandwiches at Cafe Terminus are an Excellent Lunch Choice

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef Dennis Leary and bartender Eric Passetti opened Cafe Terminus, a Financial District joint that operates as a restaurant by day and bar by night. Leary’s sandwiches have received much acclaim, but are they worth braving the lunch rush to eat? Kate Williams takes a look.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed this week include a cafe in Pinole serving California cuisine, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco serving Shanghainese cuisine, and a Sausalito restaurant serving Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots.

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Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is upon us, and there’s no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather — especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown’s Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Reviewed: An Italian American restaurant in San Francisco, a Country French Bistro in Berkeley, a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco

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Cholo Soy: Tiny Peruvian Restaurant in the Mission Serves Excellent Comfort Food and Fantastic Ceviche

Cholo Soy: Tiny Peruvian Restaurant in the Mission Serves Excellent Comfort Food and Fantastic Ceviche

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cool, spicy Peruvian ceviche is the perfect dish for the record-breaking warm weather that’s been hitting the Bay. Kate Williams visits Cholo Soy, the tiny Mission restaurant rumored to serve the best.

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Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Filipino fusion food truck in SF, Modern Chinese cuisine in SF, Cal-Italian restaurant in Oakland

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5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

| May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s now a whole range of establishments where you can indulge in the sizzling sausage and burgeoning craft beer scene in the East Bay.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Massimo’s, Old Jerusalem, Baker Street Bistro

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Massimo’s, Old Jerusalem, Baker Street Bistro

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed this week: an Italian Steakhouse in Fremont, a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission, and a French bistro in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her tips about wines from Argentina.

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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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Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee Lights Up West Oakland

Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee Lights Up West Oakland

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Food and drink establishments are slowly popping up in West Oakland, and Kilovolt Coffee is the latest welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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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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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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