Goodbye Maya Erickson

This Black sesame-cocoa-cassis-charcoal creation was our favorite. We called it the goth prom dress. Maya Erickson, the pastry chef extraordinaire who had me loving dessert again, is leaving Lazy Bear. I am so very sad! Wishing her the best of luck. I know she'll be a success wherever she goes. Read More More favorites...

Short Reads: Super PAC, Mixologist, Animal Love

Images from Modern Luxury, Rally, and NBC New York Here's my weekly short reads on my favorite subjects. The Riddler, a Champagne Bar Backed by Ladies, Is Headed to Hayes Valley For Bay Area bubbly fans or Champagne-seeking visitors, mark your calendars for The Riddler. Rethinking the Modern Bartender Here’s the reason why my husband…

David Barzelay, Lazy Bear

Congratulations David Barzelay of Lazy Bear Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2016 Well deserved. As some of you may already know, Lazy Bear is one of my top favorite places to eat... in the world. What do I love about this place? So many things, like their innovative dishes, complex flavors from the simplest ingredients, a…

Lazy Bear Times Two

Lazy Bear is one of those few places that make me jump when tickets on go sale. Sometimes on a Monday, sometimes on a Wednesday, the French-Laundry-like frenzy always begins at noon PST. Once you're in, move quickly. Select a date, time and number of guests on the calendar. You'll receive an email confirmation once…

12 Things to ❤️ at Mourad

Housed in one of my favorite downtown buildings, resides the beautiful Mourad. Aside from wanting to try Chef Lahlou's new Moroccan recipes, I also wanted to check out the interior. The images from magazines and through the windows always looked swoon-worthy. Martin and I, along with the best dining partners, reveled in an evening of…

Pink Zebra San Francisco

Pink Zebra 415.285.4926 | 3515 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 Why I Love This Place You can sit at the bar and chat with their wise sushi chef. They serve the most beautiful bioluminescent shrimp. The sushi chef is also the DJ. He plays Jamaican Ska, on vinyl! Where else can you have sea…

Urban Putt

The magic token. This is what you need to start your journey through Urban Putt, a 14-hole indoor miniature golf course in San Francisco. If Alice in Wonderland and Salvador Dalí teamed up with the folks in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and mixed a little modern architecture and engineering, I believe they'd create something like this place. Although the mastermind design…