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Liquid Gold’s Soft Opening – Bottle Shop Tap Room

Liquid Gold’s Soft Opening – Bottle Shop Tap Room

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. –  Abraham Lincoln   Liquid Gold is a cool place to chill.  

Kusakabe

Kusakabe

 Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about our destination.  – Drake  Today marks the second month since the grand opening of Kusakabe, a modern marriage between sushi and kaiseki-style dining. This 30-seat sushi restaurant offers friendly service in great detail. Dining here brings 

Maneelap Srimongkoun

Maneelap Srimongkoun

What keeps me motivated is not the food itself but all the bonds and memories the food represents. -Michael Chiarello

Authentic Lao food is so rare in the bay area and I am glad to finally find a place that I could return to and enjoy as I reminisce about my youth. A time when playing chess and checkers with my hispanic neighbors in the slum part of town was a happy time and my family was with a Laotian granny who taught me love and respect. Remembering the taste of sticky rice pulled from a bamboo container with my hands, the dried meats and the scent of spicy sauces that I would use excuses to frequently dip. I was only five back then. It was a wonderful time in my life. I hope if you do have a chance, please visit Maneelap. A sweet restaurant owned by a Laotian family. Mother, brother and uncle are the cooks of this restaurant.

Right now there is a groupon deal available at:http://www.groupon.com/deals/maneelap-srimonkuon

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Tum Tang – Lao’s style cucumber salad with salty crab and tomatoes in spicy lime sauce
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Ground Chicken Basil Fried Rice
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Num Tok- Grilled beef with rice powder, dried chilli, red onion, green onion, mint leaves and spicy lime juice
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Nam Kao Tod – Crispy rice ball with raw preserved pork , fresh ginger, onion, cilantro, mint, with spicy lime sauce (reminds me of vietnamese nem chua)

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