Pork Cheek!?!

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Growing up, my mom always had saved the fish cheek for me, because it was the most tender part of the fish. That was something that I’ve remembered throughout the years, so anytime there was a whole fish at dinner, I would go straight for the cheek. Little did I realize that fish cheeks aren’t the only tender cheeks. Some time last year, I was introduced to pork cheeks! Wow. If you’ve never had one, you have to try it.

Knowing how delicious they are, I was thrilled to see Pork Cheek Ramen as an option at Santa Ramen (1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403)!

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Mountain View’s Finest

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The Peninsula often doesn’t get as much credit as it should for it’s fine dining options. Recently, popular restaurants are starting to spread out of San Francisco and open outlets on the Peninsula. But even before that ever started, we’ve already housed some amazing, Michelin rated restaurants. Mountain View’s claim to fame (and not because of Google, Microsoft or LinkedIn) is Chez TJ (938 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041), a local treat since 1982, and has been Michelin rated for the last 8 years.

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Just Grill It

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There’s definitely not a shortage of delicious food in Southern California. Although I’m acclimated to the Bay Area, I do miss all that the Los Angeles area has to offer. I recently made a short visit to LA, and will be chronicling my adventures in the next few posts.

The Little Osaka area, otherwise known as Sawtelle Blvd, is a small strip that has a myriad of restaurants to choose from. In a recent trip, my girl friend suggested going to Nanbankan (11330 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90189). I think she made the suggestion because it fit her carb-free diet but it was a delicious recommendation, nonetheless.

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Endless Pasta

wpid-20140809_132424.jpg I love city life, especially because of all there is to offer. When I first moved back to the Bay Area, I was constantly asking friends for their recommendations for restaurants and other fun places to go. Consistently, SPQR (1911 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115) came up as a solid first date spot. Although I wasn’t there on a first date, it was still a great experience, nonetheless. Continue reading →