Lazy Bear | San Francisco’s Favorite Popup Goes Brick & Mortar
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Lazy Bear | San Francisco’s Favorite Popup Goes Brick & Mortar

For a long time, Lazy Bear was an underground pop-up, delighting diners who were in the know with their communal dinner parties. In the last few weeks, it went from underground to brick and mortar. Reservations were of course a scramble, compounded by the fact that they went with Alinea’s ticketing system (nonrefundable, like concert tickets)….

Alinea | Chicago Fine Dining
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Alinea | Chicago Fine Dining

Back in June of last year, a group of twelve of us had an incredible experience dining at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Immediately afterwards, we started plotting our next group dining experience and set our sights on Alinea in Chicago. I really liked the idea of dining with a group, but after my inquiry returned a quote of $36,500…

Quince | San Francisco Food Photography
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Quince | San Francisco Food Photography

My boyfriend is quite the sweetheart. For my birthday, Jesse took me out to Quince, a newly-minted two-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco (upgraded from one star last year). The service was impeccable, the food of course delightful, but most notably, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and not overly pretentious. Jesse even had them…

Sushi Nakazawa Review | New York Food Photography
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Sushi Nakazawa Review | New York Food Photography

Sushi Nakazawa was poised for fame from the start. Its namesake chef, Daisuke Nakazawa, is prominently featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi as the apprentice who recounts his struggles to perfect his tamago-yaki. Once restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone successfully brought Nakazawa to New York City, the rising star chef and the city that adores sushi would…

Jesse’s Birthday Party | Dinner with Luca and Bri of MasterChef
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Jesse’s Birthday Party | Dinner with Luca and Bri of MasterChef

For my boyfriend Jesse’s birthday this year, he had a dinner party with fifteen friends. But it wasn’t any dinner party– it was a privately catered event with Luca and Bri from MasterChef! If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll know that Luca is the lovable Italian guy who won the whole thing, and…