The Vin Vivant

February 2, 2015

Umami Mart Guide to SF Beer Week 2015

by Audrey Luk

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It’s time to raise a pint or three! SF Beer Week begins on Friday, February 6, and this is the ultimate guide for the true beer aficionado.

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August 25, 2014

Ten Top Turkish Eats

by Audrey Luk

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Somewhere over the Atlantic, I wondered — do the Turks just call it coffee and delight?

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April 25, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Spin the Bottle

by Audrey Luk

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My #1 tip for how to learn more about wine: spin the bottle around and look at the back label.

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March 14, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Celebrating Pi Day With Bstilla

by Audrey Luk

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My first encounter with phyllo roll — Wow. Cinnamon-spiced chicken with raisins, chickpeas and almonds were listed to describe Chicken Cilicia, my favorite on La Méditeranée‘s four-roll platter.

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February 17, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Appetite for Detoxification

by Audrey Luk

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I am incredibly lucky to be able to eat whatever I want when I want — I don’t have any known food allergies, I can find pretty much any ingredient within biking radius of my home and I live in the Bay Area, home to a wealth of stellar, international dining opportunities.

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January 27, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Tripel Happiness with Loh Bak Goh

by Audrey Luk

All day to do as I pleased, all night to gorge on cheese: this was my MLK weekend mantra.

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December 31, 2013

The Vin Vivant: Fat Belly, Tiny Bubbles

by Audrey Luk

When Old Man Winter’s icy digit stops mercury from rising, I am reminded of a traveler I met in Argentina, a Canadian middle-school teacher who once ran sled dogs.

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