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Caribbean Spices (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 4 days ago

Caribbean Spices, a Haitian restaurant, recently opened in San Rafael. I had lunch there yesterday and found a bright-colored welcoming place and very tasty food. I had their "The Jerkys", a plate ...

Vegetarian High Dining Restaurant

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by Mastove 2 months ago

My mother's birthday is coming up and she's a vegetarian. Due to her diet she sort of eats the same thing all the time (some variation of salad). How she lives with this diet I don't know. It would...

Pibil Yucatan Food (San Rafael Transit Center)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 5 months ago

Today I had lunch at Pibil Yucatan Food in the San Rafael Transit Center, south-most part. It's run by the family that recently opened food service in George's in San Rafael, dinner only. I had the...

Cafe Lotus in Fairfax

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

I had lunch today at Cafe Lotus in Fairfax, the first time I've been there in a long time. I had one of their specials, Chicken Pesto (organic chicken cooked in a clay oven, homemade basil pesto), ...

Cafe Ross (Ross)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 9 months ago

I had lunch at Cafe Ross, in downtown Ross (Marin County), the first time I've been there. It's a small place, with a nice patio in back, run by the owner, a very pleasant young man who has owned i...

Half Day Cafe Sold

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by mgmcmahon 1 year ago

Half Day Cafe in Kentfield has new owners after 32 years... the Marin IJ has more details in the 2nd story of the round up article linked below. The new owner says he will keep things running the s...

Parkside Coffee Bar (Stinson Beach)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Parkside Cafe has been in Stinson Beach for many (good) years. This morning I stopped at their Coffee Bar, a small outdoor place between the Cafe and the Snack Bar. It serves excellent house-made p...

Half Day Cafe (Kentfield)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

There are posts here about the Half Day Cafe, but all are several years old so I though I'd start a new thread. It's been known for a long time for breakfast/brunch, but I stopped there a few days ...

My Thai (Novato)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

I had lunch today at My Thai in Novato and found it excellent. I had the Hot and Pepper Lamb ($13), described as sliced leg of lamb with bell peppers, bamboo shoots, green beans and sweet basil sau...

Mama Mel's Bread | Petaluma

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Two months ago, I checked out the pop-up at a commercial kitchen in Petaluma. The find of the night was Mama Mel's Bread. These gluten-free breads are the best I've tried with beautiful crumb and ...

Taste of Rome (Sausalito)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Today I had lunch at Taste of Rome, first time I've been there in a very long time, and since reports here are several years old I thought I'd start a new thread. It still has its old-school vibe t...

Pizza Antica (Mill Valley)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Had lunch today at Pizza Antica in Strawberry Shopping Center just off 101 in Mill Valley. All reports I found here were several years old so thought it deserved a new one. I've always liked the sa...

Joinery (Sausalito)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

I went there today for the first time, for a late lunch. There were many customers at 2:00 pm, so it seems to be quite popular. I had the Fried Chicken Sandwich ($13) and loved it. See the ingredie...

Left Bank (Larkspur) on New Year's Eve

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

A friend and I went to dinner there last night, New Year's Eve, and were quite impressed by the food and service. It had been a long since I had been there, especially for a real dinner in the dini...

Foodniks is back in Tiburon

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 years ago

Foodniks opened a fairly short time ago in Tiburon. I don't know if it's the same owner as the prior Foodniks (same location) of a few/several years ago. Anyway, I had a slice of ham and cheese qui...

Finally--Great BBQ in Marin! [Pig in a Pickle] San Francisco Bay Area

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by LauriH 3 years ago

I lived in the Deep South for 10 years and Houston for 15. I know great barbecue--this is the BEST in MARIN--by far! Smokey. Suculant baby backs, chicken, brisket. Spicy hot links--all great. Homem...

Cowgirl Creamery merging with Emmi

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Cowgirl Creamery announced today that it will be merging with Emmi. This is the same large Swiss dairy co-op that acquired Redwood Hill Creamery last year. Cowgirl founders, Sue Conley and Peggy Sm...

Chef Duskie Estes & Her Fight for Farmers

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . There were four issues we were fighting for, and we only lost one: a permit for a new brick-and-mortar slaughter facility in Marin County. But we got the three other pieces: first, allowing...

Wise Sons (Larkspur Landing, Marin)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 years ago

Wise Sons opened five days ago in Larkspur Landing (officially named Marin County Mart). I went there for lunch today and it was busy at 1:30. The first thing to know is that it's a bagel shop and ...

Boca Pizzeria, Novato - Quick Review

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by Jeni Bean 9 years ago

On my way down to the Peninsula to celebrate the High Holy Days with my family, I met hubby coming back across 37 for dinner. We figured Novato was a good place to meet, so I started my research. ...