New Name. New Look. New Diet.

  For the past 5 years, I’ve been giving all my time and effort towards my first blog and this is the first time I have posted here in over a year. Wow! Since I’m finding it harder to wax philosophical about running as I am injured yet again, and since I recently got a job in the food…

Burger Review: The Melt

When the good people at The Melt contacted me and asked if I would stop by their new San Francisco location and try their revamped menu, I emphatically responded, “YES!” Already a fan of The Melt and their absolutely delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, I was eager to give their new burgers a try. I was greeted with…

$20 and a Sunday in the Temescal

If you know me in real life and/or read my other blog, you know I’m currently injured. After 5 days of bed rest, I was determined to finally GET OUTSIDE today so with a growling tummy and $20 in my wallet, I ventured out the door and down the street… I’m lucky to live near…

Be a Burger

I was wasting time on Pinterest today and came across this hamburger dress picture and was STUNNED!  How neat is this thing???  Did a little more digging on Ol’ Reliable (aka the Internet) and learned that this dress was hand-made in 2005 by made- crocheted and sewn- by Joy Kampia. I need this for Halloween. So I can…

Burger Review: Doc’s of the Bay

Since reviving this blog, I’ve gotten lots of invites from friends to grab a burger sometime and was happy to get just such an invite upon returning from vacation to try Doc’s of the Bay. I hadn’t heard of Doc’s before but as I am currently obsessed with any and everything food truck related, we…

Pretty Pinecrest Patties

I just returned from 3 blissful weeks at our family cabin in Pinecrest and I am happy to say that I accomplished my goal of eating as many burgers as possible. If you’re on vacation with a cold beer in hand and a hot grill on deck,  a burger is really and truly the most…

Burger Review: Mooyah

If you read my other blog or know me in real life, you know I injured my stupid foot running. As I enjoy running a great deal, having an injury is a super bummer for me and as a result, not only have I been forced to lay around and rest (which means I have…

Originally posted on Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide:
With Memorial Day fast approaching we posit the question: Is there anything more American than the burger? Actually, I’m Australian. I’m All-American though We really don’t want an answer, mind you. We used posit in that first sentence, so we automatically win. But you can have the…

Amuse Your Bouche: Belcampo Meat Up

Belcampo owns and sustainably manages farms in California, Belize and Uruguay– pastured and free range cattle, pork, lamb, goat, turkey, chicken, duck, quail, pheasant and squab- they are  the farm, the processor, AND the butcher.  Belcampo controls the entire process from breeding to feeding, farming, processing, butchering and selling, providing meats directly from farm to…

Burger Review: Christopher’s

After burning a trillion calories at my 6am spin class this morning, after breakfast, I was hungry again by 11am; however, it wasn’t until 11:50 that I was able to step foot into Christopher’s Burgers on College Avenue here in Oakland.  (Since spin class is every Wednesday, I figure that’s the day of the week…

Strawberries Wild

I love strawberries but never get to eat them.  As soon as a pint arrives in my fridge, the kids gobble them up like candy and I’m left with not one bit of fresh strawberry goodness whatsoever. Hmph. So when this month’s issue of Cooking Light arrived with an awesome feature on all things strawberry, I was…

Amuse Your Bouche

There are so many wonderful food & drink events going on in the Bay Area this weekend!  Here is a list of what’s going on for your scheduling pleasure- please let me know if you’ll be at any of these events! Oakland Greek Festival, May 18-19-20, 2012.  Fabulous Greek food, drink, music, dance and much,…