January 28, 2009

w(h)ine-o: Deep Purple Wine

by Kayoko Akabori

I don’t pretend to know anything about wine, but I do drink lots of it. When choosing a bottle, I honestly just peruse the aisles with a puzzled look until I see a label that catches my eye. Next, I continue with the pricetag, grape(s), and country of origin. It may be superficial, but aesthetics […]

January 15, 2009

For Those Covered in Snow

by Kayoko Akabori

The world doesn’t need another post about the In-N-Out burger, but I just wanted to send a little bit of west coast sunshine to all my peeps who are covered in snow right now. Miss you!!! And believe it or not, I miss the snow very much. It’s just very strange to be having lunch […]

January 14, 2009

California Love: Modesto Squab

by Yoko Kumano

My first dinner of 2009 will go down in the books. On the menu was roasted squab (one squab for every member), wild rice with soaked dried cherries, herb stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, and an avocado and grapefruit salad. Everything was purchased at the my favorite grocery store in the world, the […]

September 5, 2008

Mexican Seafood Dining in a Parking Lot (San Jose)

by Kayoko Akabori

Here is my new favorite place that Christi and Mike brought me to in Man Jose called Dia de Pesca. It’s a seafood taco shack out of a “roach coach” that ROCKS. Literally, it’s just an old school mobile home that houses the kitchen, parked in the middle of a parking lot, with tables and […]

August 29, 2008

Tu Lan in the TL (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Met up with V’s good friend Esther for lunch at Tu Lan, a kick ass, grubby hole in the wall Vietnamese joint in the Tenderloin (TL) area of San Francisco. This place is RAD, it must be an SF institution- there was a line out the door by 12:05. Sweet. And look at that sign! […]

August 28, 2008

The Sentinal, A Storefront Cafe (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Khoi and Laura took me to this great little coffee spot, The Sentinal, in the SOMA district in downtown SF. They served good, strong coffee, and delicious morning pastries. But what makes this place most distinctive was the use of their tiny sliver of a storefront space- the layout was quite impressive considering they didn’t […]

July 28, 2008

UM Redux: Sushi Kuni Experience (Cupertino)

by Moto Yamamoto

I made it to Cupertino to meet the Kakaboris. I was with my mother, and on our way to Half Moon Bay, we stopped by there. It was about an hour drive from San Francisco. We rented a huge ass Chevrolet minivan, which was like, “who the hell drives this kind of monstrous gas guzzler […]

July 12, 2008

SGY? WTF!? SFO Diary 1

by Moto Yamamoto

I am in SFO this week with my mom. Surprisingly mother is doing pretty well despite 17 hour time difference between here and Japan. We are having a very good time, especially in terms of the dining scene. I will blog all about it once I get back to New York, but I had to […]

July 9, 2008

Ode to Cupertino: Ridge Winery

by Kayoko Akabori

Hard to believe that in my little hometown of Cupertino, CA, there is a world renowned winery tucked deep into the hillside. Cupertino is a part of the Silicon Valley- it’s where you can find 1 Infinite Loop aka Apple HQ; and all sorts of other hi-tech companies within a 15 mile radius (turn right […]

June 27, 2008

Fridgin’ Out: Moving Out in San Francisco, Pt. II

by Kayoko Akabori

I’m back this week with my lady Vanessa’s fridge. You may recall that I went through V’s fridge a few weeks ago, as she was moving out of her SF apartment- here’s her fridge, just as fun as her freezer was! Fish sauce! I remember this just sat in my cupboard for a few years […]