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Bricks & Scones

Bricks & Scones

WHY House-baked pastries, good sandwiches, Intelligentsia coffee, Lupicia teas and tomb-like quiet for working. WHAT With a no-talking upstairs study area and a quiet downstairs lounge, plus a leafy patio with plenty of shade umbrellas and no restriction on chatting, Bricks & Scones appeals to serious students and screenwriters as well as ladies who lunch […]

Kobawoo House

Kobawoo House

WHY Because there’s more to Korean food than barbecue. WHAT Mimicking a Korean tavern with its charming faux country-style décor, Kobawoo serves dishes that best accompany frosty beers or soju. Its tremendous lineup of savory pancakes includes a pizza-size, seafood-stuffed one called haemul pajun. A color-drenched salad of clear acorn noodles, jangban gooksoo, comes tossed […]

New Year’s Resolutions 2012: Golden Gopher’s First Beer Society Meeting at Hangar 24

New Year’s Resolutions 2012: Golden Gopher’s First Beer Society Meeting at Hangar 24

After thoughtful deliberation and ruthless editing, you’ve honed your list of New Year’s resolutions to the essential four: – Become more knowledgeable. – Spend less money. – Be more social. – Drink more beer. Luckily, the Golden Gopher is doing their part to help you become a better person in 2012. On Monday, January 9th, […]

On The 12th Night of Xmas….

On The 12th Night of Xmas….

Go Go’ers, the Twelve Days of Christmas isn’t just a song about conspicuous consumption and/or an obsessive stalker-ish boyfriend. January 6th, the twelfth day of Christmas, is Three Kings Day when the Three Wise Guys  – as Ms. Go Go’s li’l gangsta goddaughter used to call them — finally showed up with gold and other […]

FarmShop

FarmShop

WHY Yountville foodie elegance in Brentwood. WHAT Freshness is a fetish here, whether it’s braised sunchokes or perfectly cut shoestring fries from Weiser Farms potatoes. Jeffrey Cerciello, former culinary director of Thomas Keller’s casual dining division, has created an upscale larder featuring dishes (salmon rillettes, poached chicken salad) made with the best local produce alongside […]

Eatalian Cafe

Eatalian Cafe

WHY A former textile factory transformed into a warehouse of authentic Italian cooking. WHAT Owner Antonio Pellini originally intended for Eatalian to be just a production facility for cheeses, gelati and baked goods. But the airy, industrial space is so big that a dining room was an easy addition. The restaurant veteran (he ran five […]

Jennie Cook’s Vegetable Tian

Jennie Cook’s Vegetable Tian

I had a very odd tasting last week. It was the day before Christmas Eve, and a vegan couple from Arizona were in for the holidays and wanted to come in for a tasting. Naturally I made it work. They did not tell me that the mum was an editor of some Fancy Schmancy food […]

Intelligentsia Pasadena

Intelligentsia Pasadena

WHY A multi-purpose café with indie cred in the midst of corporate Old Pasadena. WHAT Of course, Intelligentsia Pasadena has its own pour-over coffees, a gleaming espresso machine and practiced baristas. But this new location, in a historic brick building furnished with reclaimed church pews and electric blue walls, also has a beer and wine […]

1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival – Korea Without a Passport

1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival – Korea Without a Passport

If your 2012 culinary “To Do” list includes exploring Korean food beyond kim chee,  you’ll want to head to the 1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival tomorrow, Friday, December 30th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Cathlyn Choi, of Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen on PBS SoCal, the festival is a celebration of Korean food, wine, culture, and entertainment.  In […]

This Year, New Year’s Eve Will Be Great

This Year, New Year’s Eve Will Be Great

You swore you wouldn’t do it again and yet, here you are. You raise your bleary, post-Xmas head in which visions of sugar plums — whatever the heck they are — have polka’ed your plan-ahead gene into oblivion.  You realize — horrors! — it’s mere days until New Year’s Eve and you’ve forgotten to figure […]