Cow Hollow

November 15, 2013
Man, that poor Betelnut has had a tumultuous year, like it wants to get on the cover of the Enquirer or something. After 18 years in business—12 of them with the very talented chef Alex Ong at the helm—the restaurant...
A friend and I were recently talking about Patti Smith, and poetry, and how fewer people seem to groove on poetry these days. Sometimes you stumble across a piece that will really resonate with you and give you pause, from...
I applaud people trying to eat healthy. Although as far as I’m concerned, the applause is usually more of an aggressive hand clap, saying, “Marcia! No fries with that!” Or a police siren, telling me to pull it on over...
Crispy onionsHummus and pitaOne of the unexpected pleasures of my book writing process was rediscovering places I hadn't visited in a while (and of course there were some places I wish I had left well alone, ah well). But in...
This is the third location of the ~CHEZ MAMAN~ empire, and they found a très charmant spot to set it up in: the old Night Monkey space on Union. It's a little off the beaten path of the main drag...
I know, can you believe it? Another small plates restaurant. But I have to say, ~TERZO~ is really going to make some people happy. If you make enough moolah to afford the necessary 3-4 small plates per person, then you're...
Okay, I have a guilty secret that is about to get outed here: I occasionally eat in the Marina. And now that ~OTTIMISTA ENOTECA-CAFÉ~ has opened in the old Rica's space (yes, it's on Union Street for crissakes) I decided...