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12 July, 2016

Scratch

Scratch
Posted in : Dining in Mountain View - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Scratch, not to be confused with the Scratch I reviewed in Durham a few years back, bills itself as a purveyor of American comfort food in an elegant style, a common trend among restaurants these days–upscale comfort food is the new American bistro. And who can blame them, as restaurants dare much if they don’t
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29 September, 2015

Woodhouse Fish Co.

Woodhouse Fish Co.
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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On the northeastern border of the Mission and the Castro, after having spent an afternoon tasting wines from Bliss Imports, I came across what looked like an oasis for my crustacean-loving heart. The sunny restaurant gave me the impression it would soon fill up, though I was walking by at only 5 pm. Not only
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6 May, 2014

The Crow’s Nest

The Crow’s Nest
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Santa Cruz - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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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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5 November, 2013

Bijou

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Hayward - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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My husband and I celebrated the sale of our North Carolina home with a prix fixe meal at this modern, French-inflected New American restaurant on Hayward’s downtown stretch. Using an Amazon Local deal, we dined on three courses each for only $40 including a glass of champagne. It was the second time I’d been to
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8 July, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Coffee Shops, Events, Restaurants on by : becca
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It’s time for another Triangle Foodie Happening post, in large part because Dishcrawl is going crazy in the Bull City this week! What is Dishcrawl? It is a nationwide company that puts together one night events with the goal of focusing on a city or neighborhood’s cuisines. If you are thinking food tourism, you are
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15 March, 2013

Carolina Crossroads Winter Media Dinner

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : becca
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Carolina Crossroads Winter Media Dinner Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a complimentary media dinner at Carolina Crossroads in Chapel Hill. Carolina Crossroads is located inside the Carolina Inn, which has received 4 diamonds from AAA for the last 16 years. The restaurant has received 11 consecutive 4-star AAA ratings
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2 March, 2012

Squid’s

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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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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