Ubuntu, Napa, CA

Taking a break from cooking to catch up on restaurant reviews… Ubuntu Chef: Aaron London Cuisine: Vegetarian Neighborhood: Napa downtown Price: $50 with food and wine Attire: Casual Phone: (707) 251-5656 Address: 1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559 Ubuntu, a philosophy of humans’ interrelations that emphasizes generosity, sharing, and community, originated in the Zulu tribes … Continue reading

Shaburi, CA

“Shabu-Shabu is a Japanese variant of hot pot. The dish is related to sukiyaki in style, where both use thinly sliced meat and vegetables, and usually served with dipping sauces, but it is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki. It is considered a winter dish but is eaten year-round.”  – Wikipedia Shaburi 171 Jackson St San Jose, … Continue reading

Gyro King, CA

Before my parents and I went to see the musical, Wicked, we stopped by this small little restaurant for a quick bite. The long line spilling out into the sidewalk on a Saturday afternoon caught our attention so we decided to try it out. View Gyro King’s full menu and prices Location: 25 Grove St … Continue reading

Chinatown Food Crawl, NYC

It all started when a friend wanted to compare all the Papaya hot dogs in the city, and we went to almost all of them in a single evening to finally declare a winner: Gray’s Papaya!  Since then, my fellow wannabe foodie friends have embarked on the occasional “Food Crawl” or if you want to … Continue reading

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, NYC

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Cuisine: American Traditional, Barbeque Neighborhood: Harlem Price: $30 per person including several rounds of drinks Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is just one of those places that should be one every New Yorker’s bucket list.  My friends and I used to go on BBQ tours around the city, and Dinosaur is one of my top favorite … Continue reading