Monthly Archives: October 2013

Some Serious Food in Sunny San Francisco

Sunny? San Francisco? Yes! My recent week in San Francisco and the Bay Area was marked by absolutely perfect weather. The clear blue cerulean skies and balmy, but not too hot temperatures certainly don’t hurt the pleasures of dining and […]


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Sunday Photo – Ocean Pacific

There is something primal and atavistic about the beach and the ocean. It’s allure for me is perpetual. I’m certainly not the only one for whom that is true. Surf was up at Carmel-by-the-Sea’s beach and these surfers took advantage of […]


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Ed Kenney Talks Hawaiian Food at StarChefs

Like many areas with indigenous unique products, Hawaii has been rediscovering them in the venue of fine dining. Recently, it seems, the rest of the world has been starting to take notice. Chef Ed Kenney of Town Kaimuki in Honolulu […]


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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Three

The final day of a StarChefs ICC is shorter than the others and is always filled with ennui as the Product Fair starts breaking down right after lunch. That said, it is again stuffed with great content as well as […]


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Sunday Photo – Salt and Pepper Crab

I love to eat crabs, but I had never eaten one quite like this one at R&G Lounge on Kearny Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Chopped up, battered and fried, this bundle of joy weighed in at around two pounds. A […]


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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Two

The second day of the StarChefs ICC has everything that the first day has, but it also has the cocktail party at the end of the day as well as a variety of top notch cocktails available throughout the day. […]


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Sunday Photo – The City by the Bay

There are few cities in the world as alluring as San Francisco on a beautiful, clear day.

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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day One

After five years at the Park Avenue Armory, with that venerable venue unavailable for this one, StarChefs had to shift to a new location. They chose one, that like most of their previous sites, was a tad rough around the […]


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Sunday Photos – NYC – Old and New Icons

At least since the building of the Empire State Building, New York has been a city known for its soaring skyline and its lofty architecture. That was enhanced by the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center up until that […]


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