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10 February, 2017

The Union Square Hilton’s Urban Tavern

The Union Square Hilton’s Urban Tavern
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: My Urban Tavern meal, reviewed in this post, was entirely free to me. When I visited the Cityscape Lounge last fall, high up on the 46th floor of the Union Square Hilton, Executive Chef Michael Vaughn was still working on the vision for remodeling the hotel’s ground floor restaurant, Urban Tavern. But he
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6 May, 2014

The Crow’s Nest

The Crow’s Nest
Posted in : Dining in Santa Cruz, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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So I have a problem. And that problem is my high expectations for the finer dining in my beloved college town of Santa Cruz. As mentioned in my review of Star Bene, there are places in Santa Cruz that I only dreamt of on my student budget back at the turn of the millennium. Places
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11 March, 2014

The Cheese Steak Shop

The Cheese Steak Shop
Posted in : Dining in Castro Valley, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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The Cheese Steak Shop is a Bay Area chain that’s been in operation since the early 1980s. They’ve done so well, they even have a couple franchises in the Philippines! I love a good Philly cheese steak, to the point that it was probably more than half the reason I visited Philly a few years
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2 March, 2012

Squid’s

Posted in : Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Squid’s 1201 Fordham Blvd The 15-501 Chapel Hill Stretch Website $13—$27 Squid’s is a seafood restaurant in Chapel Hill that I’ve passed a million times on the road, always wondering at the packed parking lot but never actually hearing much about the place. I think the lack of buzz is because Squid’s is an old
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