Caffe Trieste Monterey, Monterey

Stopped by here on a trip to Monterey with some friends. I got the french toast. My wife got a turkey club sandwich with fries.   Everything was mediocre. Not bad, but nothing exciting. The fries were good. I think I'm spoiled by SF food. Caffe Trieste Monterey 409 Alvarado St Monterey, CA 93940


FuseBOX, Oakland

This place was easy to miss, though they supposedly had a loyal following.   This was the only restaurant sign.   They had a courtyard, but wanted more interior space for the colder months.   Got two orders of the FuseBOX KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), which was really good.   Bacon wrapped enoki with miso … Continue reading FuseBOX, Oakland

theLab (formerly known as Chocolate Lab), San Francisco

Ritual Coffee Hot Drinking Chocolate: made with Recchiuti chocolate Pistoles (beads of pure chocolate) and Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Cup by Heath Ceramics. Egg, Bacon & Polenta: egg and bacon from Marin Sun Farms. Quiche The hot chocolate feels like you're literally drinking a dark, smooth, rich chocolate bar. It's quite delicious, and works well with … Continue reading theLab (formerly known as Chocolate Lab), San Francisco