Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessan

Mr. S and I miss many things from the East coast, one of which is a good Jewish deli serving up corned beef, pastrami, bagels and lox. Our prayers have been answered. Wise Sons had its soft opening this weekend, but the food was anything […]

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Spice Kit

The banh mi is nothing new. If anything, it has infiltrated the food scene, especially with the business lunch crowd in the Fidi, Tenderloin, and SOMA. Only problem is, the lunch spots from which they emerge tend to be hole-in-the wall, mom-and-pop joints, which… are […]


Bi-Rite Creamery

Salty ice cream? You bet. I’m a big fan of sweet-salty snacks: kettle corn, apples and brie, melon and salt, maple bacon donuts….wait, that’s a whole other post to talk about!)   I discovered the salted caramel ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery when I first moved […]

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Má là. Not your garden-variety spicy. This kind of spice comes from the Sichuan peppercorn, and its numbing effects can become quite addictive. My remedy for an overly bland diet (which tends to happen when I overload on salads and sandwiches throughout the week) is […]

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sebo (CLOSED)

Everything you’ve read or heard about Sebo is probably true. And there has been much written and talked about since it was featured on No Reservations. The fish is clean and fresh to the point of being sweet. The izakaya dishes are simply composed, with […]

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The Sentinel’s Reuben Sandwich

MMMM with capital “m’s.” That’s how good this sandwich is. (However it’s still remains my 2nd favorite Reuben in the city…. I will reveal my top choice in a later post.) I’m fortunate enough to live and go to school within 3 blocks of the […]

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Universal Cafe

We are a city of brunch-ers. In other words, we are a city who really likes to wait in line for 45+ minutes nursing a bloody mary, waiting for that coveted table at our favorite brunch locale, which just happens to be everyone else’s in […]

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Chez Spencer

C’est mon favorit. Chez Spencer will always hold a special place in my heart and on my palate. We have now dined here for my past 2 birthdays, in addition to other special occasions, as well as a private new year’s eve seated dinner in […]

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Anchor and Hope

Nothing beats a juicy Maine lobster roll. I’ve been on the hunt for a good left coast version. They appear on several menus throughout SF- Nettie’s Crab Shack, Woodhouse Fish Co., and at Anchor and Hope. A crusty pull-apart epi with salted butter arrived first […]

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curiously ravenous is BACK

I’ve missed writing. Like a fat kid misses bacon. Or rather, like a fat Italian kid misses prosciutto. So I am blogging once again, but this time curiously ravenous will be focused more on all the wonderfully mouthwatering morsels I eat out, and somewhat less […]

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