Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hodgepodge Entry

A couple of things.  First is that J has the best insight about a great dining experience – you have to leave happier than when you came in.  Isn’t my hubby smart?  The thing is, that happiness doesn’t just come … Continue reading

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Casa Vino – Neighborhood Eating

I’ve been remiss about posting something on one of our regular haunts – Casa Vino.  Run by the O’Meally brothers – Jim and Chris – Casa Vino is a great casual place for wine and nosh.  This certainly isn’t a … Continue reading

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What you’re missing – Pics of Commonwealth

Just in case anyone was curious about what Commonwealth looks like.  Here’s some pics by our wonderful friend Valerie (who we met the owners through). All photos copyright Valerie J. Cochran, visit her at yourwaitress.com.

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The Tyler Florence experience

Yesterday, I trekked to a suburban mall (GASP!) to see Tyler Florence give a food demonstration at the Macy’s in Pleasanton.  Thanks to the nice people who invited me and gave me a front row seat.  It was very nice … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Cafe and Pub

In the spirit of the World Cup, I wanted to give a holler to Commonwealth Pub. In our continuing adventures as regulars, we became regulars of Commonwealth pub within a week of its opening?  Why?  because we knew the owners … Continue reading

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People are A*%&holes – A study in links

So I read this post on the Rage Diaries about people getting all judgmental about people cooking or not cooking.  Lisa Schmeiser makes a really good point about the fact that most people, your desk jockeys, spend about 10-11 hours … Continue reading

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Gettin’ the Mojo Back – I get a press invite!

So where will I be next Thursday at 6:00 pm?  Up close and personal with Tyler Florence.  Yes, the least annoying Food Network “personality.”  I’ve like Tyler Florence ever since his days at How to Boil Water where he taught … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on the Cooking Channel

With very little fanfare, The Food Network launched The Cooking Channel, a TV channel for those of us yearning for the good ol’ days of the food network when the focus was on cooking.   I’ve been putting shows on my … Continue reading

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