• Ad Hoc, Yountville, Ca

    The Concept Ad Hoc is a more casual and more affordable counterpart to Thomas Keller’s high end French Laundry, showcasing contemporary American/Californian cuisine. The concept is the same as Wakuriya, with a daily prix fixe menu (in the case of Ad Hoc 4 courses: an appetizer/ salad, main protein dish, fruit/cheese, and dessert) that rotates …

  • Oysters at the Marshall Store, Marshall, CA

    Tomales Bay near Point Reyes on California’s Pacific Coast highway (Hwy 1) is known for its oyster farms and The Marshall Store (TMS) sells fresh shucked oysters, chowder, and some BBQ items out of a building by the seashore. You order food at the counter and then sit outside on long hardwood tables set out …

  • Fleming’s Steakhouse- Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

    Theresa’s cousin Larry had mentioned Fleming’s Prime Steak had a three course dinner special running. We have always wanted to try Fleming’s, so we went with him and his wife plus another one of Theresa’s cousins this past Friday. ¬†Fleming’s markets itself as a premium steakhouse, slotting between the likes of Outback and the very …

  • Ramen Shalala, Mountain View

    Ramen Shalala in Mountain View is a ramen shop that¬†usually has long waits during peak times. We decided to drop by later in the evening on Saturday to avoid the crowd. The three ramen sizes are prominently displayed in front of the open kitchen as you walk in the door. Tables with bench seating and …