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Best Chinese available for takeout in the Menlo Park area

+1 R&B... I often ask them for extra pepper on things. No ma....Just la.

Hong kong cafe is also canton seafood and is ok too.

Any Shishito peppers sightings?

There were many at the mountain view farmers market on sunday so i assume they are in the east bay farmers markets too.

Best Chinese available for takeout in the Menlo Park area

I should say that I really love your posts about asian food on the peninsula and regularly follow your recommendations. If your checked travel times now, however, it is rush hour. lunch time is not as jammed up.

I agree that if the OP is coming from 280 and Sand Hill it could be a bit longer -- from there i would take 280 to page mill and then take arastedero to el camino and left to Da Sechuan... I still think 15 minutes would be about right at lunchtime.

i agree that Fey is not very good.

Best Chinese available for takeout in the Menlo Park area

+1 on da sichuan in palo alto. In my opinion it is easily less than 15 minutes from menlo park except at rush hours on El camino... Lunch is no problem.

I like chef chau on moffett blvd too ... At lunch you could be there in 20 minutes.

Upland, Lartusi, Osteria Morini or Piccolo Angolo

+1 on marea

Jun 21, 2015
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Upland, Lartusi, Osteria Morini or Piccolo Angolo

Maialino is quite load after about 6:30 or most evenings

Jun 21, 2015
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RIP Grace Ann Walden

That's sad. I did a couple of tours with here that i really enjoyed.

Hotel de France, San Francisco

These kinds of places still exist in the eastern sierra. There are a couple along the main drag (rte 395) in gardnerville about an hour south of carson city. I have not been in a few years but last time i had a two immense courses, finishing with steak frites and salad and either a glass of wine or milk. $15 in the 90s.

I still drive by them once or twice a year and two such places are still there.

Californios [San Francisco]

Luksus is great and much less expensive. I don't recall that they have a wine list... They are associated with torst, a vg beer bar. You can bring wine ( there is corkage). I have been to all the others multiple times and like them very much. Though, bf got much more expensive once they got a wine list.

Add contra to your list. A very good $65 prix fixe.

From SF - Michelin and casual, delicious places

Ishimura is great. And very welcoming and informative too.

May 03, 2015
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Best casual one or two-star Michelin experience in NYC?

Seems anout the same as tocqueville to me. Wear a jacket over jeans....

May 02, 2015
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Bottarga in North Bay

You can ger it on amazon... Lots of choices both muggine and tuna, shrinkwrapped or powdered.

Best casual one or two-star Michelin experience in NYC?

Bouley has a $50 prix fixe inthink. My guess is that the op has been there.

May 02, 2015
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Where can I buy authentic Spanish chorizo please?

look at La Tienda online. they have a very big selections of jamon and chorizo, various morcillo and fresh sausages (salchichón) too. and lots of other spanish products. you can't smell them of course -- at least not the first time you order. I have bought from them for years and they are reliable and the products they carry are outstanding.

Spanish ham with a proper stand

Look at the latienda website. They sell many kinds of spanish hams and stands too

Mobile Taco Truck to cater small party

Gemello has a truck and has catered for a friend mine. I think it is the best truck in redwood city with hand made tortillas. They have a shop in rwc next to aaron brothers art store. I am sure they are listed in the directory or google.

13 Things to Do With Canned Sardines

I like sardines with onion, dill chips on rye toast with a mayonnaise-horseradish spread...

Mar 28, 2015
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Where to eat and drink to feel like you're in New York?

+1 luksus .. Tr to get bar seats.

But it is late to get in to many of these places.

Betony has a large bar so maybe. So does emp.

Mar 27, 2015
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Fresh Direct - recent delivery a disaster. Others have bad experience?

They have been late twic this week. Never happened before.

My only problem normally is their failure to deliver some promised seafood items... Makes it hard to us them for dinner parties... If they can't get something, i wish they would notify me a day ahead so that i could change my order. As it stands, it is a crapshoot.

They try hard.

Mar 09, 2015
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From SF - Michelin and casual, delicious places

I'm. Just sayin'. Check. without matt there is no guarantee.

Mar 02, 2015
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From SF - Michelin and casual, delicious places

I would check. I was told that he is gone now

Mar 02, 2015
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From SF - Michelin and casual, delicious places

Lightner is gone from atera. It is not clear what their direction or quality level will be.

Mar 02, 2015
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Modern/ Molecular Restaurants

good move. good luck in landing him.

Modern/ Molecular Restaurants

I don't have his personal contacts -- though I have passed your inquiry on to a friend of his who may (or may not) respond. Hopefully he reads CH or someone he knows does.

Modern/ Molecular Restaurants

Mat lightner, ex atera, is not yet situated and is looking for napa options... He would be perfect. His food at atera was very sophisticated technically and visually interesting ( more then crenn in my view)... And he may be in napa by then or still scouting options in the area and might welcome the gig.

If you have not been to to atera, it had two michelin stars... And his cooking was a bit like mugaritz ( where he staged long ago i think).

Eneko Atxa at the Mandarin Oriental (Feb 2015)

agree on etxebarri... wonderful cuisine.

I have a warm spot for Martin Berasetegui too...there are modern elements but they don't distract.... it repays several visits.

but the one place I go every visit is Elkano...in getaria. simple seafood on an asador done with great love and delicacy. and with a great and well priced wine collection (some of it on the list -- you need to ask to visit the cellar), which is very strong in Burgundy and of course in various areas of spain... with excellent vintage depth. But the fish is why you go (and return).

Feb 26, 2015
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Eneko Atxa at the Mandarin Oriental (Feb 2015)

I went and it was great. Not as good as azurmendi but he did some amazing things in an "away" kitchen.. And some dishes were the same. He went in a mushroom direction for several dishes here... But inwas at his restaurant last may and that did not happen there.

Nice evening. He is a great chef.

Feb 26, 2015
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Avant garde, modernist, quirky recs?

+1 commis

Baume seems the most in the wd50/ alinea mold without going the farm to table route.

Where to get merguez in NYC?

Dickson meats in chelsea market has the.

Pino's on sullivan usually does.

Both with lamb

Dec 09, 2014
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Down to Two - Please Weigh In - Quality Meats vs. BLT Steak

+1 for blt steak.m they serve huge addictive popovers to start. Personally i like the hangar steak ... Rich beefy flavor for $30.

Nice people too

Dec 08, 2014
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