Monthly Archives: December 2014

Some great Central Coast wines

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During our busy summer, fall, and winter of 2014, Dan and I shared many delightful wines at home and in great restaurants. I’m not going to post links to their webpages this time, it is NYE afterall, but it’s so…

A new favorite–Industrial Eats!

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The outstanding Industrial Eats is well worth the drive to Buellton It seems I can’t get anywhere near Buellton without a stop for another amazing meal at Industrial Eats. Can you blame me after taking a looking at these addictive…

Late Spring 2014 new restaurants

Last spring I underwent a major life change. Now if you know me at all from recently reading my webpage, you’ve already gathered that I never stopped discovering great food and wine and spreading the news. But the incident that shook…

2014 was a great year in dining

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Here on the Central Coast, over the past 18-years since Dan and I relocated here, like other local food and wine aficionados, we often wished we had more fine restaurants and eateries like those found throughout Napa Valley. Looking back…

Hakkasan-an amazing upscale chain!

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An upscale chain of very impressive qualities, Hakkasan! During our recent anniversary celebration and visit to our hometown of San Francisco, I had just read in restaurant critic Michael Bauer’s column in the San Francisco Chronicle that Hakkasan was one…

Waterbar in San Francisco

Distinctive and delicious, Waterbar in San Francisco is a seafood destination Every time Dan and I visit Waterbar, which is usually at least once each visit to San Francisco, we dine here. Most of the time it’s lunch or brunch…

Best value-priced burger in SF

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Good value in this San Francisco restaurant and bar I wish I was wealthy so I could eat in the finest restaurants in the land without any conscious thought about the price. I’m not. Dan Hardesty wishes I was rich,…

Two outstanding wines and beers

Two very good wines, two very good brews! The standout of our weekend anniversary celebration in Monterey and Carmel was undoubtedly the Lucia 2012 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard. This impressive Pinot Noir was layered in complex flavors of red and…

San Francisco’s hidden gem

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Have you had the OTD experience? I love San Francisco for its fantastic restaurants, and it seems to represent all of Asia’s finest cuisines. Of course, the upscale Asian restaurants like Slanted Door and Hakkasan are quite equal in price…

Fine pizza & wine in San Francisco

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Nope, zero zero is not the score I’d give the mighty fine pizzas they make here! Dan and I love Zero Zero and have been returning there every visit for many years. Not only that, whenever we recommend it to…