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Betelnut is Spicy and Pricey

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 1, 2007

Down on San Francisco’s trendy Union Street there’s a fairly well-known restaurant called Betelnut. Since the place is roughly 400 yards from my house, I have been there close to a dozen times. It’s supposedly former President Bill Clinton’s favorite SF eatery, and I know for a fact he has been there several times in the past couple of years. And no, he didn’t bring Jennifer Flowers or Monica Lewinsky with him, either. Betelnut is modeled after a “pejiu wu,” which in Chinese means “beer house.” The cuisine is described as Asian “street food”. It tends to a little spicier... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant, bill clinton

When the South Meets the North

By Don Saliano, published on Feb 26, 2007

Already named San Francisco’s best new restaurant by San Francisco Magazine, I take my first step into Maverick American Eatery and Wine Bar to see if it will hold it’s reputation of down home cooking with a fine dining twist. Arriving around seven pm on a Friday night, they had a table available and I took my seat. There are only twenty or so tables in the restaurant making the maximum capacity no more than seventy five. Although the restaurant is very compact the noise level was moderate and the ambiance mellow. Lined with soft red color walls and a small design of a mountain range... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

All You Can Eat Dodger Seats? I'm In!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 26, 2007

... ate 68 pieces of sushi. (Not sashimi but nigiri – the kind with the rice, which is much tougher to eat a lot of.) The mistake I made with that feat of gluttony happened when I drank a lot of water with the sushi, causing the rice in my stomach to expand. They had to carry me out of the restaurant and I was sick for three days. Then, of course, there’s the classic thing we do at baseball games called a “Babe Ruth.” This is where you eat one hot dog every inning. If the game goes into extra innings, you’re in big trouble. I know some guys back in New York who ... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, nfl, restaurant

Foreign Cinema: Where Food Meets Film

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 26, 2007

The San Francisco Mission District is so strange. If it weren’t for the trendy restaurants, awesome burritos and cool nightclubs, I wouldn’t ever want to go there. It’s a rough neighborhood in so many spots, but there are a ton of great places to eat, drink and party in that part of town, so much so that it’s not just a destination, it’s a culinary and entertainment haven. Foreign Cinema is a perfect example of this phenomenon. When you first walk up to the place, you’d swear it’s a tattoo parlor or a porn theater. You fully expect to see a couple of junkies and/or winos laid out... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie, restaurant

Don't Throw Away Your Take-Out Menus Just Yet

By S. Manfredi, published on Feb 23, 2007

As disturbing footage of a rat infested Taco Bell hits the airwaves tonight, we are reminded that looks can be deceiving. The combined KFC and Taco Bell restaurant, located in the West Village, was closed early this morning after a pedestrian glanced in the window and saw dozens of rats roaming the floors and counters. If the Department of Health had not stepped in, the restaurant would have opened for business today. From this we can only infer that other restaurants with similar problems are open to customers every day. This disgusting news blurb is enough to make an avid restaurant goers... (more)

Tags: new york, restaurant

tsarfatit - The first Francophile Jewish Network

By mikewinsc, published on Feb 14, 2007

...society or religion for to name a few. But you can also post events, photos, react to articles, post a classified ad or even submit your own business listing for free in the tsarfatit Business Directory. Also, tsarfatit is the only website that features an exhaustive list of all the kosher restaurants in the world, and allows members to post reviews and ratings. With the help of sponsors, tsarfatit is also rewarding the best contributors with prizes that are offered every month. Give aways so far included an iPod, concert and show tickets, restaurant certificates, CDs, and even a... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, miami, france, religion, restaurant, education, broowaha

"In the Raw" Dining at Leaf Cuisine

By pleasurepalate, published on Jan 30, 2007

...products such as raw milk, raw meat, raw eggs, and raw honey. Those who follow a raw food diet typically believe that the greater the percentage of raw food in the diet, the greater the health benefits Having never experienced "Raw Dining", I thought that it was time to check out some restaurants that specialize in that kind of non-cooking. :) My first experience happened a couple of weeks ago at Leaf Cuisine in Culver City. Standing outside the grass-green painted building that housed Leaf Cuisine already made me feel like I was around a more "natural environment." When you walk... (more)

Tags: california, environment, restaurant

East Mates West in Central Pasadena

By mattjosh, published on Jan 29, 2007

The cleverly named Thaitalian restaurant is a fascinating new fusion endeavor in Old Pasadena. On Colorado Blvd, just East of Fair Oaks, you'll find a sparkling little orange and green patio at the front of the self described "cooking duet" of, yes, Thai and Italian food. At precisely noon on a Friday, the modest dining room was just about full, but not crowded, with about 12 of their approximately 15 tables occupied, plus the bar, where a very impressive wine cooler was erected against the back wall. My party of 3 was seated within a minute of entering, and our drink order taken immediately... (more)

Tags: restaurant

Dino's Chicken: All Fired Up in Azusa

By pleasurepalate, published on Jan 27, 2007

After reading Jonathan Gold's LA Weekly review about Dino's in LA, the chicken mentioned in the article piqued my interest. When I heard that Dino's was opening a second restaurant in Azusa, which is practically around the corner from me, I booked on over the first chance I got to see what this chicken was really all about. When I walked into the place, the chicken wasn't even on the menu yet. I had to ask the counter person specifically about how I could order Dino's chicken. For my order, I got the half chicken which came with french fries, tortillas and coleslaw to go. When my order was... (more)

Tags: music, restaurant

Un-Buckle-Up ... I'm Taking a Walk

By Adam G, published on Jan 24, 2007

... inside, the struggle between good and evil continues at the service deli ... or maybe it's all in my head. My wife and I want to buy a house soon. I'd like to be able to walk to the grocery store, a Starbucks/Peet's/Coffee Bean (doesn't matter, I'm neither picky nor discerning), a sanitary restaurant or two, perhaps a Radio Shack to quench my frequent nine-volt battery cravings. A guess the real deal-breaker is a backyard. A sanctuary in which I can be alone with my thoughts, and possibly a remote-control helicopter (my new obsession, we'll visit this in the next article). I am looking ... (more)

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