Food

Cooking Commitment

UNITED STATES—I made a pact with myself last week that I was going to head to the grocery store and cook dinner EVERY single day for the next week. Yes, I know this is something many Americans do on a constant basis, but for many of us it is extremely hard to commit to. You always have that day...

Does Turkey Have To Be A Thanksgiving Staple?

UNITED STATES—Have you ever asked yourself what is it about the turkey that just seems to drive everyone crazy when it comes to the Thanksgiving feast? I wish I could give you that answer, but I cannot America. I cannot. Me personally I am NOT a fan of turkey. Why? It tends to be overly dry. Look, I know...

How To Host A Successful Virtual Thanksgiving – Without Any Tech Hiccups

LIFESTYLES—With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Americans are gearing up to celebrate with friends and family. But this year, there’s a catch. The U.S. has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases for November alone, and as has been predicted, this holiday season will be unlike any other. California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a limited stay at home order ahead of Thanksgiving...

A Very Different Thanksgiving America

UNITED STATES—In less than a few days the biggest feast of the entire year will be upon us, Thanksgiving. Last week we chatted about preparation or the big day, but it now dawns on many Americans, that turkey day 2020 will NOT be like those of the past. Why not? COVID-19 is the reason people. Rather you believe in...

Thanksgiving Is Closer Than You Think

UNITED STATES—Wow, that’s all I can say. We are literally less than 2 weeks away from one of the biggest holidays of the year: Thanksgiving. I will admit, I love Thanksgiving, and it’s not really just about the food. Let’s be honest, the food is a big part, but the notion of being with family is important. I know...

Aziza Restaurant Showcased By Michelin

SAN FRANCISCO—Aziza restaurant on Geary Boulevard was showcased during the Michelin Guide’s virtual Family Meal charity event on Tuesday, October 27. The event was streamed free for the public and in its final portion introduced 25 California restaurants recently discovered by Michelin Inspectors as upcoming stars. Aziza chef and owner Mourad Lahlou appeared in the video to speak about his...

Chinese Food Pioneer Cecilia Chiang Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay area and Chinese culinary figure Cecilia Chiang passed away on Wednesday, October 28 inside her San Francisco home. She died of natural causes according to a statement made by her granddaughter Siena Chiang. She was 100 years old.  Chiang rose to fame in 1963 with the growing popularity of her first restaurant in San Francisco, The Mandarin. Originally...

SF Restaurant Town Hall Reopens Outdoor Dining

SAN FRANCISCO—Town Hall, a restaurant located at 342 Howard street in San Francisco,  is reopening for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining starting on Wednesday, September 9. The restaurant which is famous for its Southern-inspired American Regional dish announced its reopening after almost six month-close due to the restriction under the COVID-19 pandemic. Town Hall commented on their website, "We are so...

San Francisco Indian Restaurant Besharam To Temporarily Close

SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, August 30, Gujarati restaurant Besharam, located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, became the latest local restaurant to announce its indefinite closure due to the economic pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. La Cocina star Heena Patel and celebrity chef Daniel Patterson collaborated to open the restaurant in May 2018. Less than a year later, Patel broke ties with...

SF’s Moroccan Restaurant Opens Outdoor Dining

SAN FRANCISCO— Moroccan restaurant Aziza has started outdoor dining near Geary Boulevard in San Francisco’s Richmond District, after its closure of indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An owner and Michelin-starred chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza announced it opens outdoor dining on their website. "~BIG NEWS~ aziza's parklet is NOW open for DINNER Wednesday through Sunday BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday!!!" Dinner is...
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