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PARK TAVERN 1652 Stockton Street (between Union & Filbert), San Francisco

Several months since its high-profile debut, Park Tavern remains the destination restaurant for savvy diners who range from barely past the must-be-carded Zynga demographic to the suits, the social movers and shakers and the usual San Francisco hipster types.  Throw … Continue reading

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Wining and Dining in Cape Town, South Africa (Part 3)

By Mika Chall After a morning spent exploring some of the best that South Africa’s wine country had to offer, it was time for lunch. We were off to George Jardine’s Jordan Restaurant―fine dining located at the Jordan Wine Estate. … Continue reading

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Wining and Dining in Cape Town, South Africa (Part 2)

By Mika Chall During my recent visit to South Africa, I was curious to learn more about the country’s organic wine production. My guide arranged a visit to Reyneke, a beautiful vineyard that produces both reds and whites of outstanding … Continue reading

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Wining and Dining in Cape Town, South Africa (Part 1)

By Mika Chall With only four days to spare at the end of an extended safari in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, I opted for my cultural re-entry by way of Cape Town. Spring had just about run its course and … Continue reading

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Taking the Mystery Out of Wines from Burgundy, France.

This blog post is the first in a series written after the author, Cathy Curtis, enjoyed a Commonwealth Club Travel food and wine tour of the Burgundy region of France. The tour company, Martin Keegan Tours invited Colette Barbier, a … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Tomatoes (and the People Who Love Them)

by Mika Chall On the Friday of Labor Day weekend, the symbolic end to the fastest summer season in recent memory, we queued at the Coffee Bar Pop Up for what we anticipated would be a delicious, five-course dinner celebrating … Continue reading

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Celebrating Charlie Barra

by Mika Chall On August 28th, the culinary fates smiled on a group of 66 wine aficionados and discerning diners who had gathered at Masa’s Restaurant for a Slow Food dinner honoring long-time Mendocino winemaker Charlie Barra. The proceeds from … Continue reading

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