Destination Guides

Beyond the Mason Jars: Good Food in Portland

Portland, as all of us Carrie Brownstein fans know, is an easy target. The Portland restaurant scene falls victim to parody just as easily as the rest of the place.…

Five Eating Destinations Along the California Central Coast

1. Romo’s Market (728 Guadalupe St) Couples express their love and appreciation for each other in many ways. For us, “baby, I think you just introduced me to one of…

Drinking in Istanbul

How to tell that the political landscape of a Middle Eastern country has changed? Just look at your tab. I’m giving you a well-scouted list of bars in Istanbul, but…

Eating In Istanbul Part 1 (For the Meat Lovers)

Headed to Istanbul? This is the first in a something-part series (three? four? depends how many baklava stops I include) of places to eat, drink and explore in Istanbul, where…

11 Things to Eat & Drink In NYC

Before putting this list down on paper I thought that it might end up reading something more like, “Twelve mostly pork things to eat in New York City from the…

B-Dama: Order Right and Drink Well

Note: B-Dama is now inside Swan’s Marketplace in Old Oakland. The first time I came here was a Thursday evening around 8 pm. There was a group of four waiting…

Comal: Agave Lovers Come Hither

At 5:28 as I was waiting in line for Comal to open, a Cal student amused by the long line outside of the restaurant asked the woman behind me what…

A Weekend in Portland

For the amount of times I went to brunch in less than 72 hours in Portland, and for the amount of minutes I spent waiting for brunch, you would think…

Mexico City Meets Marin at El Huarache Loco

Strip malls are frightening things to me. I often get lost in Bed, Bath & Beyond, and I am constantly bewildered as to how I convince myself every time that…

Prizefighter: Ten Things You Need to Know

Emeryville’s got a new bar, and here’s the skinny: 1. They have delicious punch bowls. Menu says they serve 6-8 people. We say 3-5 for a good time. 2. For…