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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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Uploaded: Aug 27, 2015
Now and again, fellow Food Partiers! send along info on what's happening around town. And I love new adventures. So, honoring all things fun-in-the-hood, we're starting a new Food Party! feature:
Happenings & Hippenings we can all party to.
Milbrae Art and Wine Festival
September 5 & 6
The "Big Easy" comes to the Bay Area for a sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun Labor Day weekend. I don't even think I have been to downtown Milbrae so here's the perfect reason to explore some new territory.
Artisan specialty food purveyors on-hand sampling incredible edibles. Fudge, olive oil, dips, spices, sauces, garlic mushrooms, stuffed olives, mustards, pickled garlic; it's a big Food Party! There'll also be a "Hops Haven" microbrew tasting tent, plenty of festive eats, live music, 250 artists ?all with that Milbrae flare. Free round trip shuttle service from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station - 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Just checked out this newby bar in Redwood City. It opened in May as an upscale dive bar with signature drinks and friendly service.
Found all those to be true, and really loved the street-facing community counter with plenty of place to sit and watch Redwood City go by. From that vantage, you can look across the street right into a dance studio and watch everyone practicing their moves. That was fun!
Cute bartender says Blacksmith is packed later in the week, but E and I went on Monday, and had plenty of place for an outdoor summer drink and cozy chat.
What's hot in your hood?
2048 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063
What is it worth to you?
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