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SF Dish of the Month (July 2014) - Nominations/Voting

Rio in Preservation Park in Oakland also has a tasty version.

Jun 27, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Movie: Spinning Plates

I know it has been talked about in the Chef thread, but I thought it deserved it's own thread. I watched it today, and I really enjoyed it. The differences in the three restaurants, the owners- their resources, perspectives, and communities was fascinating. Love to discuss it with others.

Jun 14, 2014
karenfinan in Food Media & News

Two nights in Chico

Very helpful, thanks

May 20, 2014
karenfinan in California

Two nights in Chico

Thanks

May 20, 2014
karenfinan in California

Two nights in Chico

I will be spending two days in Chico for work- I searched the boards, and there wasn't anything posted in the last couple years. Any recs for dinners, causal good food?

May 20, 2014
karenfinan in California

The Last Great Bastion of Racism

I was going to say the same thing, most of the places I go to in Oakland have mixed clientele it is very refreshing, and I think it is the exception, not the norm.

May 19, 2014
karenfinan in Food Media & News

Best Friday Night Happy Hour in Uptown Oakland

Good to know

May 10, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

2014 regional Chinese roundup

what about Golden Lotus in Oakland Chinatown? I am not well versed in Chinese Vegetarian cuisine, but I love this place

May 09, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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Best Friday Night Happy Hour in Uptown Oakland

lovely! thanks, this seems like a good suggestion

May 09, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Friday Night Happy Hour in Uptown Oakland

thanks, we already have plans for Hopscotch and Pican...Mua seems too loud for me, based on reviews

May 09, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Friday Night Happy Hour in Uptown Oakland

It's my birthday, and I want to do a little pub/restaurant crawl- any suggestions?

May 07, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Slow Cooker Pasilla Pulled Chicken

those are poblano peppers, pasillas are the dried version

Apr 28, 2014
karenfinan in Features

Posole - SFBA Dish of the Month April 2014

I had the posole from Cosecha yesterday for lunch, and I have to agree with Patricia Unterman! It was so,so good. Balanced flavors, wonderful broth, I will be getting this on a regular basis from now on. I would never had tried it if not for dish of the month!

Apr 11, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Cheese stores in South Bay (and 680 corridor)

My experience is that they love to talk about the cheeses they have and are generous with samples. I am not particularly knowledgable about most of the cheeses they sell, and they have been very good about asking what type I am looking for, making suggestions, and giving as many samples as I want.

Mar 15, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Cheese stores in South Bay (and 680 corridor)

I second this, they have a lovely selection, knowledgeable staff, and the quality is pretty impeccable I think it is a real gem

Mar 14, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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What to do with Self-rising flour?

Yep, biscuits!

Mar 01, 2014
karenfinan in Home Cooking

Dinner in Salinas this Saturday?

Love the Pinnacles! And love the molcajete at CASA del Sazon

Feb 19, 2014
karenfinan in California

Dinner in Salinas this Saturday?

So where'd you go?

Feb 18, 2014
karenfinan in California

Restaurant recommendation in Jacksonville

I really love Orsay and 13 Gypsies

Feb 15, 2014
karenfinan in Florida

mark bittman piece on tipping

I am unaware of any laws forbidding sharing tips, can you provide any laws stating this?

Feb 14, 2014
karenfinan in Food Media & News
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Large Indian Grocery Stores like 99 Ranch, etc.?

Santos spice in San Leandro is a large retail Indian store - despite the name- and wholesale warehouse in San Leandro
http://santosspice.com/retail/

Feb 11, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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SF Dish of the Month (February 2014) - Nominations/Voting

CARNITAS

Jan 28, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Shrimp and Grits - SF Dish of the Month January 2014

Cheese grits are very common, but with a sharp cheddar, not mascarpone, it seems that would be a very different taste, not bad, but very different

Jan 15, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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Shrimp and Grits - SF Dish of the Month January 2014

Do you know if they use farmed, or wild shrimp?

Jan 13, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Shrimp grits

I grew up in a shrimping and fishing community in coastal Ga, never saw anyone use Old Bay

Jan 04, 2014
karenfinan in Home Cooking
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Southern Foodways Alliance: The Story of Duke's Mayonnaise

Melanie, that was wonderful, thank you- I grew up with this mayo, and never knew this back story of a smart, enterprising woman.

Jan 03, 2014
karenfinan in Food Media & News

Ton of Limes

Indian lime pickle-delicious! Just google for recipes

Dec 31, 2013
karenfinan in Home Cooking

SF Dish of the Month (January 2014) - Nominations/Voting

Great!

Dec 17, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Dish of the Month (January 2014) - Nominations/Voting

I would love to vote for this, as this is one of my favorite dishes, but are there very many places in the Bay Area that serve it?

Dec 17, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

The hard debate over nutrition standards for food stamp benefits

And your opinion is based on.......?

Dec 09, 2013
karenfinan in Food Media & News