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Bottega, CA

Bottega, CA Executive Chef: Michael Chiarello Cuisine: Southern Italian Price: $$$ Address: 6525 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599 Phone: (707) 945-1050 Hours: Lunch: Tue – Sun 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Mon – Sun: 5:00pm – 9:30pm The countdown to Hermielle’s wedding continues with another post of Napa nostalgia… It was June 2012 − Natalya and I were … Continue reading

Sheba Lounge and Restaurant, CA

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

Food Comas Turns 1!

May 13th marks a special day for us here… Food Comas turns 1 year old today!  Exactly one year ago, I wrote my first ever blog post on Baby Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Relish.  I didn’t really know what I was doing (regarding both cooking and blogging) but I went for it anyway.  At first, … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

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

Beretta, CA

Beretta Cuisine: Italian, Pizza Neighborhood: Mission District Price: $25-30 per person, excluding drinks Phone: 415-695-1199 Address: 1199 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110 I had just flown into California from New York to  spend Christmas weekend at home, and I was excited for friends, family, and warm(er) weather.  Furthermore, I was extremely eager to eat … Continue reading

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