The Hog’s Apothecary, Oakland

Went here for brunch with some friends. The coffee was good. Came with creamer in a large milk jug container.   I got the Bay of Pigs porchetta sandwich.   I really liked the schmaltzy potatoes.   My wife got some biscuits and gravy.   Everything here was satisfying because, well, pork is good. Nothing … Continue reading The Hog’s Apothecary, Oakland


Cafe LaTTea, Cupertino

Friends recommended this place.   Doesn't look clean.   Got the Strawberry Dreaming brick toast.   This is the only brick toast I've ever had. A bit of a weird idea pairing bread / toast with ice cream. But it works! Now that I've been, I don't particularly need to go back. It was good … Continue reading Cafe LaTTea, Cupertino

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


Ramen Yamadaya, San Jose

After realizing Ramen Yamadaya was a chain, I wanted to try another branch!   Though I went right when it opened, it was pretty empty by the time I was done eating. Different than the SF branch.   Also tried different food than the unknown SF ramens.   Since discovering tsukemen style ramen in Japan, … Continue reading Ramen Yamadaya, San Jose


Voyageur du Temps, Los Altos

Went here on recommendation from a trusted foodie friend. Looks nice outside.   Looks nice inside too.   The breakfast is good!   I enjoyed their latte, but I think the french press is better. Forgot to take a photo of it.   Of course, all the baked goods are solid.   I ended up … Continue reading Voyageur du Temps, Los Altos