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Izumiya

Japantown’s Izumiya is open for dining in! The glaze on the bento box I had was delightful, rich and smoky. If there’s an al dente equivalent for shellfish, the squid was cooked just to it – nothing rubbery here. My friend got an impressively loaded okonomiyaki that came with a wide array of accoutrements. The […]

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Parkside Tavern

Taraval’s Parkside Tavern is open! And serving a light but complex gimlet that tastes like lemonade made with cucumbers. Quite the experience! The dinner menu is hearty but balanced well, too. Those were some fantastically crisp potatoes, and the pork was very freshly grilled. Head outside and show Parkside Tavern some love!

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Mariposa Baking Co.

An old favorite of mine, always a stopping point when I was near the Ferry Building, and a regular Friday night treat when I started working in walking distance, Mariposa by mail order lives up to its reputation in person: gluten free and so delicious that you’d never know it. We incidentally dove deep on […]

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Patxi’s

Legendary pizzeria Patxi’s (on Hayes) is still open for pickup. How good is it, you ask? Even the box wanted a taste: If you’re uninitiated: the deep dish pies are closer to lasagna, with two separate layers of crust-cheese-sauce. Customization options are great, too, even for those of us with gluten and dairy intolerances. My […]

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Emmy’s

Emmy’s is our go-to place for delivery Chinese, so immersed in our monthly routine that I forget that perhaps people haven’t heard of it. The food is consistently good and the delivery is usually early. For a long time, their half-Roast Duck was a mainstay for me, and I still think it’s one of the […]

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Yama Sushi

Gaze, neighbors, on the spread Yama Sushi brought to us in less than half an hour and for under $100: A week later, I am still impressed- and can still recall the taste of the more unique rolls. In the background is the Sushi for 2 Combo C4, featuring rolls that are standard, perhaps, but […]

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Tani’s Kitchen

Tani’s Kitchen has become one of our mainstays, offering high quality Japanese food for very reasonable prices. I am hooked on the sushi, which is always fresh, never too cold, and crafted authentically. Boyfriend likes the katsu curries, and I can’t blame him. Look at that beautiful golden-brown crust: Before… …and after, covered in a […]

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Beijing Restaurant

Beijing Restaurant sets itself apart by offering Beijing-style Chinese food: no “chicken candy” here. Not even the standard paper carryout boxes- which means that portions are more generous than you might expect. Dead center is my weakness, ma po tofu, so spicy that the chili oil separated and left a visible layer. Later, I took […]