• Winter Brunch – Outerlands

    Outerlands 4001 Judah St San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 661-6140 My friend Pauline and I went out for brunch today. It was chilly in San Francisco, and we were seated outside. It was still pleasant though because they had heaters above our seats. It’s a tiny place and the food was good and reasonably priced. …

  • Seafood by the Marina – Horatio’s

    Horatio’s 60 Monarch Bay Drive San Leandro, CA 94577-6427 (510) 351-5556 We celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday by having brunch at Horatio’s at the San Leandro Marina. Chunky and creamy. The leeks balanced out the heaviness from the cream and the bacon gave the soup a nice smokiness. The clams were nice and chunky.     …

  • Meaty Ribs – Famous Dave’s BBQ

    Famous Dave’s BBQ 6925 Camino Arroyo Gilroy, CA 95020 TO GO: 408-842-1400 A rack of ribs for dinner. I was ok with it, found nothing spectacular with it. I blame it on the Texas BBQ I grew up with. John absolutely loved it. “The Big Slab – 12-bones – Hand-rubbed with Dave’s secret blend of …

  • Lunch along the California Coast – Nepenthe

    Nepenthe 48510 Highway One Big Sur, CA (831) 667-2345 This was the best place to stop for lunch while driving up Hwy 1. The view is breath-taking and the food superb. We were lucky to have gotten there on a clear and sunny day, and even luckier to be able to sit outside to admire …