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Made in San Francisco, California.

Getting it with Pizzeria Delfina

07.11.17 Posted in Food, San Francisco by

It’s pretty remarkable that a place that has been around for years and one that has branches across the city continues to knock out some of the best pizza in the area while offering the definition of a casual dining experiencee. Credit Craig Stoll or whoever he has managing this project. They know what they’re […]


Sustainable business

07.10.17 Posted in Espresso, Food by

Sunday A post shared by Scott Rocher (@rochers) on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:47am PDT   I’m just catching up with my podcasts after a long vacation so StartUp‘s latest titled “Building a Perfect Cup of Coffee” really caught my attention. I really like StartUp because it provides such nuanced portraits of the business world which […]


Tennis v food in Palm Springs

03.17.17 Posted in Food, Sports by

The amazing thing about our annual pilgrimage to Palm Springs is that this is the only Garrone family affair that’s not about food, this one revolves around tennis, the BNP Paribas Open, and everything else we can fit in recreationally. When I say it’s about the tennis I’m serious, we’re there for a week, at […]


If you trust Europe with the standards, you’d have to trust America with your coffee

07.10.16 Posted in Espresso, Food, Italy by

We just returned from a luxurious trip through Italy, Southern France, and a lightning strike into London which revealed many things about the cultural stereotypes embedded in that old joke about how in an ideal world the Germans are the engineers, French the chefs, Italians the lovers. Lesson 1 – You can still trust Italians […]


Put a little Thistle in your Meats

09.01.15 Posted in Food by

The recent profusion of bespoke butchers is only bringing good things to light. The formula is pretty clear, small front of the store featuring house cured salumi, select cuts of locally sourced animals along with local foodstuffs that round out a picnic or appetizer plate like cheeses, butters, and pickles. Fatted Calf was one the […]


I have seen the future of food, it’s in Sonoma

08.18.15 Posted in Food by

Not the town, mind you, but off the same exit to Rohnert Park that hosts the Graton Rancheria Casino. And it’s a fast food place named Amy’s Drive Thru. Yes, that Amy’s. The menu embraces just about every trend in fast and casual dining; burgers, pizzas, burritos, and salads. But they’re all vegetarian and some are […]


Kronner Burger

10.07.13 Posted in Food by

UPDATE October 30, 2013 – Per Tablehopper Chris Kronner is closing up Kronnerburger on November 22nd because he’s found a permanent location in the Oakland. — Hidden behind an almost unmarked door underthe Bruno’s marquee on Mission St, 2389 Mission St. to be exact, you’ll find a dark cave encompassing bar and burger restaurant that […]


WoodFour Brewing opens up the Sebastopol scene

09.13.13 Posted in Food by

West Sonoma has always been a culinary highlight full of all the raw materials you could imagine which overwhelmed the actual restaurants. Little sparks have always existed like West County’s Freestone Bakery, Graton’s Underwood, Sebastoplol’s own K&L but that side of the equation has always lost out to the apple orchards and sundry other growers and […]


Lest old friends be forgot

12.23.12 Posted in Food by

New Years day this year brings some sad news.  Our old friends at Bar Bambino in San Francisco and, separately, Le Cigare Volant in Santa Cruz will be closing.  Bar Bambino has been a fantastic Italian place.  Incredible wine list with a variety and nuance in selection that few even think of, accompanied by simple […]


Dreaming of Castelmagno

10.08.12 Posted in Food by

No more! My parents brought back two blocks of varying ages and we’ve been gorging on my favorite cheese. Why oh why can’t we find it here outside of Perbacco’s offering? ?