Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen, CA

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Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen, CA Cuisine: American, Brewpubs – Taprooms Neighborhood: Union Square Price: $11-35 pp Phone: 415-775-7979 Address: 401 Taylor Street, San Francisco CA, 94134 Hours: Mon-Wed, Sun 11:30 am – 12 am; Thu-Sat 11:30 am – 1 am website: http://www.jasperscornertap.com/ This year marks San Francisco’s 11th annual Dine About Town. For two weeks in January, customers … Continue reading

Food Trucks, CA

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Food trucks are all the rage right now in California. They have been very popular in Southern California and have worked their way over to the Bay Area over the past couple of years. Most of the time the good ones are in San Francisco, but I don’t always have the time to make the … Continue reading

Skool, CA

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Skool Executive Chef: Toshihiro Nagano Cuisine: Seafood, Japanese, Asian Fusion Neighborhood: SoMa Price: Appetizers 1$10-20; mains $20-$30 Address: 1725 Alameda Street,  San Francisco, CA 94103 Phone: 415-255-8800 Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Brunch: Sat-Sun 11am-3pm; Dinner: Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun-Mon 5pm-9pm Squeezed between two freeways in the SOMA/Design District neighborhood, Skool is a gem of a seafood … Continue reading

Bistro Gambrinus, CA

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Bistro Gambrinus Cuisine: European Bistro, Gastro Pub, Russian Neighborhood: NoPa Price: $10-15 appetizers, sub $20 entrées Phone: 415.221.7777 Address: 1813 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-11pm Bistro Gambrinus, aptly named after the legendary King Gambrinus, patron of beer, serves 30 different draft beers, 42 bottle beers, and even 2 non-alcoholic … Continue reading

Sheba Lounge and Restaurant, CA

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Sheba Lounge and Restaurant Chef: Netsanet and Israel Alemayehu Cuisine: Ethiopian Neighborhood: Fillmore Price: all dishes $15 or under Phone: 415-440-7414 Address: 1419 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Hours: Fri-Sat Dinner 5pm-11pm, Lounge 5pm-2am; Sun-Thurs Dinner 5pm-10pm, Lounge 5pm-1am; Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 11pm-1am First of all, I love love love Ethiopian cuisine. To some, … Continue reading

Foreign Cinema, CA

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Foreign Cinema Chef: Gayle Pirie and John Clark Cuisine: California Cuisine, American Nouveau Neighborhood: Mission Price: $10-15 for brunch entrée Phone: -415-648-7600 Address: 2534 Mission Street,  San Francisco, CA 94110 Hours: Dinner – Monday – Thursday 6pm to 10pm, Friday – Saturday 5:30pm to 11pm, Sunday 5:30pm to 10pm. Brunch Saturday – Sunday 11am to … Continue reading

Tomi Sushi, CA

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Tomi Sushi Restaurant 4336 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA 95129-2030 (408) 257-4722 ‎ http://www.tomisushi.us Cuisine: Japanese Price: $15-$30 person This sushi restaurant is quite popular, and I recommend making reservations beforehand as the wait may be long and there is not a whole lot of space to stand and wait. My boyfriend and I came here … Continue reading

Izaka-ya, CA

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Izaka-ya Cuisine: Japanese http://izakayasj.com/ Address: 1335 Nourth First street, San Jose, CA 95112 Phone: (408) 452-8751 Izakaya is kind of like a Japanese pub. The term izakaya originates from sake shops that allowed customers to sit and drink. “i” = to sit, sakaya = sake shop. This place is very tiny– it shares a door with … Continue reading

Alexander’s Steakhouse, CA

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Alexander’s Steakhouse 10330 N Wolfe Rd Cupertino, CA 95014 http://www.alexanderssteakhouse.com/ Alexander’s Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant that pairs the tradition of American steaks with Japanese influence throughout the menu. Tim took me to the Cupertino location, which is nearby a shopping mall. Besides the amazing food, the service was outstanding. The servers are all very friendly … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

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Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas Cuisine: Japanese Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates Price: $15-30 per person Phone: 408-725-0542 Address: 19980 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Gochi is a really nice place to take your friends or family, just be sure to make a reservation beforehand or be prepared to wait a while for a table because this place is very … Continue reading

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