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it’s good to know the chef

“Will you be there tonight?” “Yep.” “Will you have a fat one for me?” “Yea, I’ve got your fat one, right heeeere.” “See you  tonight then.” After work I scurried over to Lafayette to Chef’s restaurant, Yankee Pier, with visions of east coast marine crustaceans dancing through my head.   The anticipation of the temptations that […]

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die happy

While there are a number of foods that I utterly adore – steamed artichokes, unagi, a good Niman Ranch steak, manchego cheese, my mom’s spaghetti, only two can actually transport me to absolute nirvana. I’m talkin’ kill-me-now-and-I’d-die-happy, food-so-good-you’re-afraid-to-eat-because-it-will-then-be-gone kind of sustenance. Yesterday was my second visit to my friend’s restaurant – Yankee Pier in Lafayette. […]

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All in the family

I’ll admit it…Chinese food in San Francisco rarely blows me away. One exception is Yank Sing where they use the freshest ingredients, aren’t afraid of taking culinary risks on the normally ordinary dim sum dishes, and they always have friendly service. This all doesn’t come cheaply – you can easily spend $50 a person if […]

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