Meritage at The Claremont

Before Teresa’s wedding, we stayed at The Claremont hotel in Berkeley because it was close to the wedding venue. We ate there a lot because we had a big group (10 people!) and it was easy to make reservations there for breakfast and dinner. I got a little sick while we were there but did […]

Pok Pok NY

Way back in April, I was invited to a dinner at Pok Pok NY, hosted by Pepcid and Ted Allen (the host of Chopped on The Food Network). I arrived a tad early and ended up going to the bar across the street, Whiskey Soda Lounge, owned by the Pok Pok NY fam, and ordered […]

Rowdy Hall

After grabbing ice cream at Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen, we drove to Rowdy Hall for a quick bite to eat. They were just switching service from lunch to dinner so we had to wait an hour, but it wasn’t too bad since we ended up walking around while we waited for our table to be set […]

LuckyRice Night Market

I couldn’t make it to the night market event tonight, but my brother was able to attend…and he took this picture of David Chang and Jeffrey Steingarten: Did you go to the night market event? Was it fun? David said he drank and ate a lot of good food and that even though it was […]


Last Monday night, I went to Marea to knock another one-star off my Michelin list. Marea is a restaurant I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time, especially after reading so many rave reviews about their fusilli pasta with braised octopus. After reviewing the menu for quite some time, my dining companion and I […]

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