Tag: Breakfast

Daiwa Sushi

Daiwa Sushi

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw Welcome to 2015!  With some light traveling and holiday events the time just flies on by. Hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy a wonderful holiday and a fantastic kickstart into 

Sushi Dai

Sushi Dai

Throwback Thursday – Sushi for breakfast? YES, please! Irasshaimase! If you are looking to make a trip to Tokyo, you must try and squeeze in some time to check out the famous Tsukiji fish market. Surely, no visit to Tsukiji is complete without a sushi breakfast. 

Buck’s of Woodside – Big business breakfast

Buck’s of Woodside – Big business breakfast

I want to put a ding in the universe. – Steve Jobs

(Ironically, this mega entrepreneur has never stepped foot inside of Buck’s because of a personal fall out with Jamis MacNiven, the owner of Buck’s.)

Buck’s of Woodside is a popular diner that has been built with so much history. The diner itself is filled with a cornucopia of eclectic and interesting items that alone, is worth the visit. The place can feel like a tourist attraction and without judging, there is more than meets the eyes.

What you may not know about this old town diner is that it is also famed for its “Big business breakfast” meetings. This is where investors go. A mega hot-spot where first and second-round funding takes place for startups. Big names like Google, Paypal, Tesla, Yahoo! and more have been spotted at Buck’s!

If you have an idea and you want to be seen, perhaps this is where you should have your morning meetings at. 😉

Otherwise, the food is your average fair with a staff that has been there for an average of 15 years. Filled with stories to listen to and the calm woodsy surroundings will have you wanting to take a afternoon stroll or bike ride around this charming town.

http://www.buckswoodside.com/history/index.html

While others make it big at Buck’s of Woodside, you will find me at my favorite brunch spot next door at The Village Pub.

Either way, it’s a win-win so check it out.

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Mix fruit juice of the day – Small

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Guava jam looks like a good choice

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Baby artichokes

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A avocado burger will hit the spot

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I’ve never had croissants turned into french toast before. I am going to have to test this out at home! It was pretty good.

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Model Bakery

Model Bakery

  All sorrows are less with bread. – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Hands down the best english muffin! Freshly baked daily. Airy, fluffy and buttery to perfection. I had to order half a dozen for take-away. I used one to dip at “Lucero Olive Oil” and 

Southern California Cronut Craze

Southern California Cronut Craze

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day Earlier this month my husband and I had made a trip down to Southern California to celebrate our 8th Anniversary and as an impromptu I decided to call some friends 

Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

My eyes are certainly bigger then my stomach.

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope everyone is prepared for the long extended weekend! I know my belly is.

Woke up this morning craving Cantonese style abalone jook aka congee. Decided to venture somewhere close by that we have never been before. Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant it is! Open at 11am tucked, away in a tight plaza where parking can be tight and the fog is always looming over us. The food is slightly above average. This place has an attentive staff with good value for the food being served. I should come back during dinner and experience their $15 peking duck special.

Somehow we ended up ordering what feels like everything except for jook! Feast your eyes out on my early afternoon selection!

Dim sum refers to a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is also well known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants, whereby fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim_sum

Note: They do not accept Discover Credit Card

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How about a bottle of Opus with your brunch or dinner? Interior – I wonder where they bought those purple chairs

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Baked BBQ Pork Bun – Very tasty

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 Fish with Spicy Thai Sauce – Good value but a bit bland

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Crab meat and Scallop Dumpling Soup – My favorite

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Sticky Lotus Leaf Wrap – Tasty

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Lobster Noodle Dish – Good value and can easily feed four

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Deep fried Lobster with Mayonnaise – Tasty

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Crab King Siu Mai – Good but couldn’t tell there was crab in it

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Fried Pumpkin with Salty Egg – aka Crack was a good value but not enough intensity in flavor

Food Of The Day – Figs in Harmony

Food Of The Day – Figs in Harmony

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. – Fran Lebowitz As you know I have been eating a bit too happily as of late and the additional pounds are showing. Tonight, I am trying to put some consideration to my gut.  Figs in Harmony