The Redwood City restaurant boom continues with this week's opening of Howie's Artisan Pizza. Taking over the old Tarboosh spot on Jefferson Avenue, Howie's brings chef/restaurateur Howard Bulka's casual pizza concept to the mid-Peninsula. Bulka, former chef/owner of the (now closed) Marche Restaurant in Menlo Park, opened the first Howie's Artisan Pizza in November 2009 … Continue reading Eat Local: Howie’s Artisan Pizza in Redwood City
I love a good food story, particularly when it comes to the hows and whys of food producers doing what they do. Whether we're talking about small-business foodcrafters, farmers, chefs, or restauranteurs, the "why" often comes down to two things: a love of food and a desire to share what you make or grow with … Continue reading Eat Local: Redwood City Restaurant Week
It's 3pm, and you're looking at a jam-packed few hours between now and dinner time. Maybe you've got back-to-back meetings or are shuttling the kids to and fro -- or a combo of the two. How about a caffeine fix to get you through the rest of the day? If you work or live near … Continue reading Drink Local: Finding Your Bliss
Had enough of year-end wrap-ups, lists, and "best of's"? Me too. Sure, it's nice to see a year's worth of progress and celebrate the successes (especially if you've got a glass of bubbly in hand), but let's look forward, not back. Rather than review all the delicious food finds, seasonal cocktails, and food travel experiences … Continue reading Eat Local: La Biscotteria in Redwood City
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? It's the question of the week, right?! We're all asking each other whose house are you going to? and whatcha making? and who's cooking? We're digging up those old family recipes or searching the interwebs for last-minute genius side dishes and turkey hacks. We're pulling out the stretchy pants … Continue reading Feed Local: Putting the “Giving” in Thanksgiving
Last month I received a nice surprise via email: an invitation from Kye Michael, who handles marketing and social media for LV Mar in Redwood City, inviting me to dinner at the restaurant. Not just any dinner, mind you -- but Viajando by LV Mar, Destination: Mexico, a celebration of Mexican food and culture that … Continue reading Eat Local: Do You Viajando?
The first time I went to LV Mar -- Chef Manuel Martinez' upscale, contemporary Latin restaurant in Redwood City -- I walked in on a private party. I was headed to Vesta with a friend on a cool November night, the week before Thanksgiving, when we walked by LV Mar and saw that window signs … Continue reading Eat Local: LV Mar