Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mag Lauds Local 'Eco-Conscious Chefs'

IN THE NEWS: Grist magazine's list of the world's top 15 eco-conscious chefs includes: Alice Waters, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, Calif; Dan Barber, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.; Chris Cosentino, Incanto, San Francisco; Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Ted Walter, Passion Fish, Pacific Grove, Calif.; David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, Calif; and Peter Hoffman, Savoy, New York, N.Y. Runners-up include Frank Stitt, Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Ala; and Christine Kim, Green Zebra, Chicago. grist.org ... The Mercury News' Aleta Watson gives two and a half stars to Deezi Restaurant (1740 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, www.deezirestaurant.com), while Steven Chae reviews Ohana Grill (1576 Branham Lane, San Jose), and Carolyn Jung blogs about a visit to Gator’s Neo-Soul Cafe in San Mateo. mercurynews.com ... MetroActive's Stett Holbrook visits Ethiopian eatery Selam (3120 Williams St., San Jose). ... TasteOfTheSuburbs.blogspot.com stops by Kaygetsu (325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park). ... Foodnotebook.com reviews Mike's Cafe ( 150 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park) and Iberia (1026 Alma St., Menlo Park).

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Reviewers Consider Cafe Cruz, The Porridge

IN THE NEWS: The Mercury News' Julie Kaufmann reviews The Porridge (1706 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas), while Aleta Watson weighs in on Cafe Cruz (2621 41st Ave., Soquel, www.cafecruz.com). mercurynews.com ... Metro Active's Stett Holbrook reviews 5-Spot Chivas Grill (869 S. First St., San Jose). metroactive.com ... gastronomy.wordpress.com visits Zibibbo (430 Kipling St., Palo Alto, www.zibibborestaurant.com). ... FoodNotebook.com visits Alpine Inn in Portola Valley.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

Monday, July 16, 2007

Reviewers Rate Iberia, Happy Dog Pizza

IN THE NEWS: Metro Active's Cheryl Rule reviews Iberia Restaurant (1026 Alma St., Menlo Park). metroactive.com ... The Mercury News' Aleta Watson reviews Happy Dog Pizza (55 Fifth St., Gilroy) and notes Cava Wine Bar (115 San Jose Ave., Capitola, www.cavacapitola.com), while Melinda Sacks considers Sushi House (158 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto). mercurynews.com ... FoodNotebook.com visits Citrine (885 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City).

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Home Boy Chestnut Is Nathan's Top Dog

IN THE NEWS: San Jose's own Joey Chestnut dethroned six-time hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi with 66 Nathan's hot dogs in 12 minutes at Coney Island on the Fourth of July ... Metro Active's Scott Holbrook reviews Persian eateries Chelokebabi (1236 Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale), Deezi Cafe (1740 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell), Reyhan (1625 Almaden Road, San Jose), and Saffron (1392 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose). metroactive.com ... The Wave magazine rounds up Silicon Valley steakhouses. thewavemag.com ... The Mercury News' Aleta Watson reviews Nami Nami (240 Castro St., Mountain View). mercurynews.com ... FoodNotebook.com reports that Palo Alto's Golden Wok (451 S. California Avenue) has closed. The blog also notes that nearby Basia's Bistro, which is moving in the space that was formally Nora's Cafe, did not meet its original estimate of July 1st for opening.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Parcel 104, Rio Adobe, Canela Reviewed

IN THE NEWS: The Mercury News' Aleta Watson awards three and a half stars in her review of Parcel 104 (2700 Mission College Blvd., in the Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara), while Steven Chae considers Vietnamese eatery Com Tam Nhu Y Restaurant (2095 N. Capitol Ave., Suite E, San Jose). mercurynews.com ... Todd Inoue reviews Mexican joint Rio Adobe (10525 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino) and Peruvian spot Canela Espresso and Pastries (10631 S. Foothill Blvd., Cupertino) for the Metro. metroactive.com ... FoodNotebook.com visits The Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store & Grill (900 High St., Palo Alto), 71 Saint Peter (71 N. San Pedro St., San Jose), Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, and notes the upcoming opening of La Tartine Patisserie and Cafe (830 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City).

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com