Yo Sashimi combo from Yo Sushi in Alameda.

Best Sashimi: Yo Sushi

I love eating Japanese food, and one of my favorite things to eat is sashimi.  I’m usually disappointed when I order sashimi at a restaurant and get thin slices of fish on a plate with a larger side bowl of rice. However, I’ve found a place that serves some high-quality sashimi, and it’s on the right side of the bay!  (Yes, I do mean the East Bay.) Yo Sushi is a small restaurant in Alameda […]

Seasonal flavor - crème fraiche with pear caramel

Best Ice Cream: Smitten Ice Cream

Smitten Ice Cream is not your typical ice cream shop.  All of their ice cream is made-to-order — with liquid nitrogen. My husband is a huge fan of dessert, especially ice cream.  He also is a science nerd.  So it was no surprise when he said he wanted to come to Smitten Ice Cream after lunch.  We went to the one at Rockridge in Oakland, but there are also a few more shops around the […]

The Demon Lover - chicken and waffles dish from 900 Grayson in Berkeley, CA.

Best Chicken and Waffles: 900 Grayson

Several people told me that I needed to try this place out just for the chicken and waffles, and boy am I glad I did. My mom, my husband, and I went early on a Saturday morning for brunch and were able to be seated pretty easily.  The important thing to know is that they won’t seat you until the whole party is there.  They also don’t have a parking lot so you may have […]