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24 April, 2017

Affordable Vinho Verde Varietals and Vintages

Affordable Vinho Verde Varietals and Vintages
Posted in : Alvarinho / Albarino, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Vinho Verde, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

White wines from the Portuguese Vinho Verde region are some of my favorites, so I jumped at the chance to try a quartet of them last month in San Francisco. Obligatory disclaimer: The food and Vinho Verde wines I’m about to write about were provided for free to me from Benson Marketing, which represents the
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5 December, 2016

The Lunchpad in San Francisco

The Lunchpad in San Francisco
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Spirits, Vodka, Watering Holes in San Francisco - CA on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer: This post is based on a media event held by the Lunchpad, so portions are sized down and it was all free to me. The Lunchpad has been holding court in Hayes Valley’s Noir Lounge for about three years now, transforming the posh, gothic nightlife space into . . . a posh, gothic
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29 July, 2016

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Recipes, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Consider this post bonus material from the Pure Leaf Travelling Teahouse event I went to in June. In case you missed it (write-up here),  Pure Leaf is touring the country to promote their new Teahouse Collection, and for the Bay Area, they partnered with Matthew Accarrino, the acclaimed, Italian-leaning chef at Michelin-starred SPQR in the Fillmore.
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21 July, 2016

‘āina

‘āina
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

My food-writing friend, Jennifer Ng, joined me for brunch at ‘āina recently. Jennifer is the author of the Ice Cream Travel Guide, a book that explores the best ice cream shops worldwide and the stories behind the people who built them. I’ve been discovering that Jennifer’s foodie knowledge isn’t limited to ice cream, and she
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29 June, 2016

Pairing Pure Leaf’s Tea House Collection with SPQR’s Finesse!

Pairing Pure Leaf’s Tea House Collection with SPQR’s Finesse!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Events, Food, Product Reviews, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying Chef Matthew Accarrino’s cooking for the first time. No, I didn’t try it at SPQR, the Michelin-starred restaurant the chef calls home. I sampled it at a travelling tea house! Pure Leaf is in the midst of a tour of major food-loving U.S. cities to promote their
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16 November, 2015

Infuse Your Meal at the Infusion Lounge When You Visit San Francisco

Infuse Your Meal at the Infusion Lounge When You Visit San Francisco
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory Disclaimer: This post was written and sponsored by Groupon.   Why is Groupon so excited to tell you about this San Francisco hot spot? Because it’s a chance to show off their  feature, Groupon Pages, which just turned a year old! What is it? “A directory of businesses across the country, including thousands of restaurants.
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30 June, 2015

The Bay Area’s Best Mac & Cheese: My Verdict

The Bay Area’s Best Mac & Cheese: My Verdict
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

It’s been a year since I undertook my quest to try all the mac & cheeses on 7×7’s list of the best in the Bay Area. I haven’t regretted a moment of this carb-slurping, dish-sharing, cheese-inhaling adventure. My friends, and long-suffering husband, who’ve joined me for most of these nights out, may hold different opinions… …Naw. Who
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