Curry Leaves Bistro: Malaysian in Pleasanton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Keep forgetting to post that Curry Leaves Bistro opened in Pleasanton in November. Friends say it's very good. The chef/owner was well-known in the Malaysian community as a caterer and offers a var...

Got Plate Lunch in Benicia and Rancho Cordova?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Even though Got Plate Lunch has been around since 2011, I'm just hearing about these Hawaiian home style eateries in Benicia and Rancho Cordova for the first time. The family operation also has foo...

Forrest Fire BBQ in San Rafael?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Forrest Fire BBQ vends at "MarinWood Market 155 MarinWood Ave San Rafael Friday - Sunday 2pm- 6:30pm. Preorders welcome by text or phone call 628.800.3473." The pitmaster's family is from Alaba...

Jane the Bakery | Western Addition - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Jane, the cafes, have been joined by Jane the Bakery, opened December 7. http://www.chowhound.com/post/cafe-grumpy-coffees-jane-san-francisco-821644 I had a chance to try the new bakery-cafe for br...

Chloe's French Cafe in Santa Rosa

by Stephanie Sugars 14 years ago

Read about it in the Press Democrat's Bite Club http://biteclub.pressdemocrat.com/default.asp?item=729062&mode= Anyone been there? Open 7:30am to 5pm weekdays. Closed on weekends. ----- C...

Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Portobello's moved from South Main Street to the Taylor Building in Oldtown Salinas and reopened in August. https://www.chowhound.com/post/portobellos-rotisseria-cafe-salinas-86648 It's a half-bloc...

Catering for a cocktail party in NYC

by 1foodie1 11 years ago

i need a good caterer who can do a french-themed cocktail reception in nyc next week. can be as simple as crepes or fancy hors d'ouvres. just good food! thanks in advance.

Paella Friday at Stone Creek Kitchen in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Last Friday with sunny skies and temperatures pushing 80 degrees in Monterey, Mom and I lunched al fresco at Stone Creek Kitchen. This was our first time here. I was drawn by the promise of paella,...

Roderick's Restaurant | Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Next on my exploration of black-owned restaurants was Roderick's in East Oakland that I tried in July. Pulling up a few minutes before the doors opened at noon, a socially distanced line of more th...

Marla Bakery & Catering opening soon in Windsor, Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A year ago, the popular Marla Baker & Restaurant in San Francisco announced that it would be closing and moving to Santa Rosa. Huh, what, how cool! was my reaction to that news and I've been keepin...

Crown Point Catering & Great Plates Delivered

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This morning I read this rave review of Crown Point Catering's meals served to the Great Plates Delivered program and wanted to pass it on to locals who might have the opportunity to use its servic...

Huria's | Bodega Bay - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Since first hearing about Huria's months ago, I've been wanting to check out the wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas. But the challenges of distance and the reduction and many changes in opening ho...

Guerra Quality Meats in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Last week I had my first visit to Guerra Meats out on Taraval. My mission was to pick up corned beef for St. Patrick's Day. Three types here: point cut of brisket, flat or center cut of brisket, or...

Catering by My Mom's Mole, Cuevas Express Foods & Mary's Fruit Tarts | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The micro-entrepreneurs who get their start at El Pajaro CDC commercial kitchen incubator are dear to my heart. And my tummy. https://www.chowhound.com/post/micro-entrepreneurs-el-pajaro-cdc-commer...

Pomme, Peachtree & Ward Review (Wedding)

by JohnTalbotWannabe 5 years ago

We got married at Pomme in October 2015. When considering wedding venues, we were won over by the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Pomme. There was one negative review, and when we in...

Contact free delivery of healthy cuisines in Hollywood Park, SAC

toodie jane
by toodie jane 1 year ago

For a friend whose family is being impacted by Corona, they need contact free delivery of moderate priced meals in the Hollywood Park area of Sacramento not far from Wm Land Park. Asian foods with ...

How much do I tip on catering delivery?

by Isolda 8 years ago

We're having food delivered and set up, but not served, for a party this weekend. What percentage of the total bill should I tip?

Marin County or SF Caterer Recommendation?

by MSegal 1 year ago

Looking for a caterer who can do drop off for a small socially distant dinner. Does anyone have a suggestion for who to reach out to?

The Epicurean Connection food delivery for Sonoma Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Chef and Cheesemaker Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection in Sonoma Valley has launched weekly prepared food delivery from its catering kitchen during the Covid-19 health and economic crisus. A...

Jeffrey's Grill & Catering | Carmel Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On that rainy Sunday in April that was my shelter in place birthday spent alone, I slogged through the Carmel Valley farmers market because I wanted to treat myself to Ad Astra bread. But there was...