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Sorry Mr. Lobster

Sorry Mr. Lobster

Last week while visiting San Francisco, my sister asked if I would help her shop and prepare a meal for her boyfriend’s birthday.  Of course being the good big sister I am I said yes and proceeded to drive her all around the city in search of ingredients for the meal.  Our first stop was for lobster at Sun Fat Seafood Company (super fresh fish) in the Mission.  Walking in you are hit with...
Ozumo Sushi, Robata and Sake Lounge

Ozumo Sushi, Robata and Sake Lounge

This weekend I was craving sushi.  Well let’s face it when am I NOT craving sushi.  So I thought I would check out Ozumo at the new Santa Monica Place Mall with @dimplethakkar.  Designed by the same designer as Sonoma Wine garden just across the way, it has the same simple clean and elegant feel.  The space is deceptively large.  When you walk into the sake lounge you have no idea that...
Anisette Bistro:  My New Local Favorite

Anisette Bistro: My New Local Favorite

Last night my culinary adventures took me to a little French Bistro in my neighborhood called Anisette Brasserie.   I must admit that I had an immediate aversion to the name for no other reason than it conjures up thoughts of star anise and black licorice both of which I have an aversion to. The ambiance was lovely with its dark wood paneling, high vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling mirrored...
Social media: 3 Reasons Why You Need to be on Board

Social media: 3 Reasons Why You Need to be on Board

Even in today’s day and age I come across companies and brands who are fighting social media.  It amazes me.  Here are 3 quick reasons why you need to get over your fears and get on board. 1. It’s inexpensive marketing If companies are always worried about their bottom line, then why wouldn’t they do something that costs next to nothing when compared to traditional marketing methods?  Th...
The Technology of Wine

The Technology of Wine

The Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival is one of the most highly anticipated and revered food and wine events of the season.  This series of wine tastings, luncheons, cooking demonstrations and dinners is undeniably one of the most decadent culinary events of the season.   Although it is only in its third year, the event boasts a collection of 60 of the most celebrated celebrity chefs a...
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