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Red Pepper Grill

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 

Burrito nom nom

Posted at 20:31:38 GMT-0700

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It’s Tops!

Saturday, January 22, 2011 


Posted at 22:10:33 GMT-0700

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Supper club diva

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 

Dinner with Chris and Mona.

We ate dinner at the Supperclub in San Francisco.  The food was good – a prefix menu in normal and food-challenged versions.  During the meal the staff provides entertainment, such as this lovely opera star.
We were there on a night when a company had a special event in the main room so us regular diners were consigned to the smaller private room.
One reclines on bedding to eat, which is fine, though the provided table spaces are not sufficient for the plates and the resulting arrangements are a bit clumsy.
The food was excellent and I’d go back on a normal night.
Posted at 21:00:30 GMT-0700

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Monday, September 8, 2008 

“The best new restaurant” in Toronto.
And, indeed, very good.

Posted at 17:00:32 GMT-0700

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Borgo Cafe

Monday, January 28, 2008 

Our favorite cafe in Borgo recently changed ownership. Nikola has taken a new job and now it is the Gecko Cafe. 0.80 Euro for an espresso – the best coffee I’ve had. It’s a really cute coffee shop and the new owners are very friendly.


Posted at 22:00:28 GMT-0700

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Winter in Borgo a Mazzano

Monday, January 28, 2008 

Winter is beautiful in Tuscany. The light is more gentle all day than in the summer and the warmth seems closer when the distant mountains are covered in snow and the nights are cold. We had a lovely time there, if only for two nights, warming the house with the wood furnace and taking long walks down to town and up to Rocca.

We ate at I Macelli in Borgo a Mazzano the first night – I had the Minestra Di Cereali, then the Ravioli di Castagne and finally the Filetto Di Manzo, all excellent as always. The food at I Macelli is excellent, always. The second night we had dinner at The Butterfly, just outside of Lucca. Butterfly is a Michelin rated restaurant and perhaps the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. Everything there is amazing.

Carolyn and I both had the “of the land” tasting menu. Of I think about 8 courses, only the pasta with sardines was not to my taste, but I don’t normally like them anyway and even so it was good.

It is a source of constant amazement how affordable first rate restaurants are in Italy. The food there is much better than anything one can get in the US, probably because the supply tend to be local and everything is made fresh and from local ingredients, and possibly for the same reason the prices are surprisingly low, even with the painful exchange rate one eats better in Italy than one could in the US at 4-5 times the price.

And then there’s the bulk wine dispensed into your own bottle at less than 2 euro a liter…

More pictures…
Posted at 14:18:53 GMT-0700

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Zagreb Restoran Dvorisce

Sunday, January 27, 2008 

We had a wonderful meal at the Restoran Dvorisce. The local Croatian wine was very good and the food excellent: Carolyn had the spaghetti with crab and I had swordfish. The restaurant is stylish and clean and the service was excellent.


The night before we ate at Masklin I Lata, a cute little local homestyle restaurant with a great selection of local brandies. I had vegetable farina soup, Carolyn tomato rice. She had seafood risotto and I seafood spaghetti. All excellent.


Posted at 16:59:08 GMT-0700

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 

Red brick coffee tofee brownie. Good food in guelph

Posted at 11:00:17 GMT-0700

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From miracle of science

Thursday, December 13, 2007 

Excellent food, good drink and the grill is open until midnight.

It is my favorite destination on a cold night. Though the music is often too loud and the patrons occasionally are, and especially Thursday nights (motorbike night) it can be a bit crowded, it is probably the best late-night food in Cambridge and just happens to be on the way from MIT to our apartment.
Watching snow through the big windows is very pleasant.
Posted at 22:00:18 GMT-0700

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Red Brick Café, Guelph

Thursday, November 15, 2007 


As I’m spending more time in Guelph lately than expected, it has been a very good thing to discover the Red Brick Cafe. They have good food items and excellent coffee. No overheated milk and they know the difference between a cappuccino and a latte. With the favorable (to the US) exchange rate, it is a great deal too.

Posted at 10:00:16 GMT-0700

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