Two guys on our second blog exploring the Bay Area and cooking up a storm.


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  1. sharon doetsch-kidder says:

    hi T.C.,

    i’m sending out an update about my dissertation (remember those interviews a few years back?). I need a current email address for you. Please send me an email of give me a call if you still have my #. i hope you’re loving SF! i’d love to hear what you’re up to.


  2. Bay Area Food Blog says:


    Don’t have your email. Email me at tcduongatgmaildotcom.

  3. Michael Tim says:

    I love your site! 🙂

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  4. Rochelle Lao says:

    Dear Bay Area Blogger,

    Hi Shuna,

    Onigilly (o-nee`-ga-lee) is proud to introduce, The Samurai Snack; a Japanese traditional food with an organic, California fusion-influenced style. Onigilly is unlike your typical rice snack, the triangular shape, distinctive flavors and portable convenience is sure to satisfy any appetite. A quick bite with a healthy kick, try our Teriyaki Chicken with a spicy sesame treat or our House-Marinated Eggplant for a savory good time.

    Onigilly will be at Outside Lands this weekend, August 28-30. We would like to provide a complimentary sample for your taste bud pleasure and we are sure you’ll love Onigilly that you’ll blog about it. Please provide your full name and email, and we will be happy to sign you up on our VIP list to receive a free tasting.

    Thank you and we look forward to your review.

    Best regards,

    Rochelle Lao
    Marketing Manager

  5. Shannon Welch says:

    Dear fellow foodie!

    First I wanted to thank you for your fabulous blog. I am working on a fun, foodie event called Food for Thought. It’s happening on Wednesday, November 11th in participating Mission District Restaurants including Andalu, Bar Bambino, Conduit, Farina, Maverick, Range, and Slow Club. The profits from this event will go towards the non-profit Mission Graduates.

    We recruited these restaurants and we will be providing a volunteer ambassador that will help fill the restaurant and we have a marketing and PR campaign in place. In exchange, the restaurant will donate a % of their sales for the day.

    Would you be interested in being an ambassador? Maybe that’s too much on your plate (no pun intended). Would be able to help out with the event by promoting it on your blog?

    If so, I can send you more information on being an ambassador, or text and logos.

    Thank you!

  6. angiesommer says:

    Hey guys,

    I love your blog and I was wondering if you’d be interested in trading links on each others blog rolls? I recently began another bay area food blog where I mostly review Hayward and other East-Bay based small restaurants. Check it out and please let me know if you’d like to exchange links, thanks!

    Kind Regards,

  7. Hello,
    My name is Silvia, I am originally from France, I am a personal chef and blogger living in San Francisco, and I run into your site. Not sure exactly what you guys do, but if I can contribute to some restaurant reviews or postings, let me know.


  8. Zach says:

    This blog is great. You should also check out the other Bay Area blog http://blameitonthefood.com. The photos are great.

  9. Kara Lucca says:

    I wanted to share the story of a new restaurant in Benicia, CA.

    Lucca FR Restaurant and Bar
    439 First Street, Benicia, CA; phone: (707) 745-3749; email: info@luccafr.com

    There’s a master chef afoot in Benicia these days. Mark Malicki has been given carte blanche to ply his finely-tuned art of creating delectable meals that stay on your mind’s palate long after you have consumed them. His followers are discovering where he is now the Executive Chef, and they are traveling to the North Bay to enjoy his work. Mark has chosen the beautiful new bar and restaurant opened by the Jan Lucca family of Benicia.

    When guests step in the door of Lucca FR (the FR is for French, Mediterranean, and Provence-inspired), they ask if they are in Paris or Benicia. The warm, sexy, and comfortable interior was designed by April Sheldon [www.aprilsheldondesign.com] with eye-catching graphics by John Casado [www.casadodesign.com], two San Francisco design notables.

    Mark is unassuming and likes to have his food speak for him. While the meat and produce on the menu have pedigrees like sustainable, organic, local, heirloom, Tomales Bay, Marshall, and of course, Sonoma/Napa, his menu does not boast. He simply names his dishes with whimsy, which allows the diners to discover through taste, sight, and smell that it is unmistakably fine food that does not need to be branded like a Gucci bag.

    The results are Mediterranean-inspired small plates and entrees assembled from the freshest ingredients. The menu changes with Mark’s inspiration and seasonal availability, what he finds in his travels to the farm or ranch.

    Visit Lucca FR’s Facebook page or get on their email list so you will know when Mark decides to barbeque oysters or other items for the Thursday night Farmers’ Market, and come join them on Sunday, August 8th at 3 p.m. when he fires up his barbeque for the “Back Yard BBQ” event, which Lucca FR plans to make a monthly “Happening.”

    Think fresh, spontaneous, delicious, and fun…then come to Lucca FR in Benicia and enjoy!

    Kara Lucca

  10. Kimberly says:

    Hi there,
    I just wanted to let you know I really enjoy reading your site. The recipes you post are quite simple, and I look forward to trying them one day. So thanks!

    Also, I’d like to ask you about advertising on your website. I work for a company called Autofusion, which handles internet marketing for several car dealers. We have a client that would be interested in advertising on your site so any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks again. I look forward to your future posts.


  11. Sarah says:


    I am reaching out to you as a fellow food enthusiast and fan of your blog. I genuinely appreciate the perspective on food you provide for your readers in the Bay Area.

    As part of the outreach team for Full Circle, an organic produce and artisan grocery delivery service that delivers to Washington, Idaho, Alaska and soon, northern California, I am contacting you with an offer to participate in our sneak peek promotion ahead of our expansion into the Bay Area starting in April

    The sneak peek promotion will include $200 worth of service from Full Circle. Depending on the box size you order and the amount of additional groceries you purchase, this should afford you about 4 weeks of free food delivered to you from Full Circle – a great way to try out our program and enjoy a whole lot of local farm fresh fruits, veggies and other groceries while you’re at it!

    If you are interested in participating, please reply to me (sarahb@fullcircle.com) and provide your zip code so we can verify delivery service in your area. The promotion will begin the week of March 12th and I will provide all the sign up information and promo codes then. After you’re signed up, you will have access to your personalized member account where you will be able to completely customize your order on a weekly basis, shop for other groceries in our Green Grocery section and enjoy the complete Full Circle service at your leisure.

    There is no commitment involved and you are not required to make additional purchases after your promotional period ends. We simply hope that your participation will inspire you to cook, photograph and write about the food and your experience. We do not require any reviews but hope you will want to share your observations with your readers.

    If you are interested in participating (and I hope you are!) please reply to me by March 5th. I look forward to hearing from you.


  12. Clement Kao says:

    Hi Bay Area Food Blogger!

    I would like to bring an upcoming event to your attention. I hope this event will be interesting to both you and your readers!

    On April 30th, there will be a benefit soiree at Revival, a restaurant next to the Downtown Berkeley BART. The soiree will be hosted by Sprouts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching Bay Area kids how to cook. The event is supported by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and Jamie Oliver’s Foundation. 20% of all of ticket sales by BUSD parents, friends and kids will go directly to their respective schools.

    At the soiree, the children in the Sprouts program will be running the event, from cooking to serving to playing music. The menu is prepared and served by the kids with the head chef of Revival, and there will be live jazz music and wine and beer pairings. Many Bay Area restaurants, farmers, chefs, and artisans are involved, such as Acme Bread, O’ Chame, Chez Panisse, and Bocanova. The goal of the soiree is two-fold: to enable children in the Bay Area to hone their cooking and leadership skills, and to show these children that they can work towards making a change in their schools.

    I’d like to personally invite you to our event! Your blog focuses on the appreciation of food, and we think our soiree would be something that you’d like to support – after all, we’re helping children to appreciate good and healthy food! If you need any more information, please feel free to email me at clementkao1@berkeley.edu, or call me at (949) 378-8784.

    Clement Kao

  13. Francis Cava says:

    Good afternoon:
    I could not find a direct email for the gang at Bay Area Food Blog so I am posting this here.

    My name is Frank Cava and back in April of 2011 my wife Catherine and I decided that we wanted to chase a dream and start an underground supper club. Our concept is called “Segreto” which is Italian for secret. We held our first dinner on April 9th 2011 and last Saturday we celebrated our 20th service with a great group of new and returning “Segreto Famiglia” Here is how we explain our vision:

    Segreto is a neighborhood supper club designed to alter the way in which we partake in the “dining” experience. During your time here our greatest challenge and success can be simply put: If you’re happy, we are happy. 

 Segreto is open on selected dates with communal seating limited to 22 diners per service. The menu for each event is based on a fixed, four-course dinner, served family style. Our menus are focused on preparing locally sourced, rustic Italian fare, with a special attention on quality ingredients, seasonality, freshness and simplicity. All of which are the hallmarks of true Italian cookery. The setting for Segreto events changes depending on the date of service, but no matter where we meet, the emphasis is always on providing a dining experience built on the conviviality, openness, caring, and love of the Italian family table. With this in mind we simply can’t go wrong.

    In our case one of the key components that makes the Segreto concept work is building new communities around the shared experience of the family table. To this end we try and get people from all over the Bay Area to come and experience a new type of “networking”, and for many, a new type of “dining”. By sharing a meal together, perhaps a glass of wine, laughing, and finding new ways of understanding and knowing one another, we hope to build a new sense of community. So far we have had guests from Austin Texas, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Menlo Park Atherton, Los Gatos, Napa, the Almaden, Silver Creek, Willow Glenn, Happy Valley, Berryessa, the Rose Garden, Shasta Hanchett, the Northside, Japan Town, and of course, at almost every dinner so far, Naglee Park.

    Here is a link to our website: http://web.me.com/segreto/Site

    Our next Segreto Famiglia dinner is going to be held on July 21st 2012 (Locations TBA 24 – 48 hours before service) We would love to have you attend a dinner sometime and you are welcome to share our link on Bay Area Food anytime. The more ways we can spread the word about Segreto the better chance we have that we can make this a sustained working endeavor.

    Thanks so much for your time.
    Frank Cava
    253 South 16th Street
    San Jose Ca, 95112

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