Trisha’s Lumpia House

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Lunch started like a bad Abbot and Costello skit. “Let’s get halo halo,” my friend said.“Yeah, uh, hi there.” Sometimes I mumble. Maybe she didn’t hear my earlier salutations.“No, halo-halo,” she said.“Hellooooooooo,” I say again, thinking, sheesh Mel, get a hearing aid.“No, they have halo-halo!” “Uh, okay.”“It’s like a milkshake. You’ll like it,” she laughs.Mmmmm. […]

Cyrus, Cowgirls and Zoi

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Just in case we haven’t gushed about our local chefs quite enough this year, the James Beard Foundation has kindly volunteered to put that final cherry on the congratulatory sundae of foodie fete-ing with its annual award nominations. Unimpressed? Let’s just say anyone interested in the food world considers a Beard nomination a sort of […]

Cafe Saint Rose, eggs and more…

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Saint Rose’s moveSitting on the beach last week, I got an alarming call from home. Cafe Saint Rose is closing! Though the details were still sketchy, it was sad news. Enough to put me off my poke, at least temporarily. Fortunately, news of their demise has been greatly exaggerated. Instead of closing, Mark Malicki and […]

Guest Blogger: Ad Hoc

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Guest blogger Lynn hits Ad Hoc. I’m back Thursday with a full report on Maui dining. Get hungry! I am just back from the Monday night fried chicken dinner at Ad Hoc in Yountville and am happy to report it is a soul satisfying comfort meal, the perfect antidote to Monday. Buttermilk fried chicken is […]

Finbar Devine’s & Irish Soda Bread

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Bite Club is cruising the Islands of Hawaii this week and has left you in the hands of strangers, what to do, what to do? Well, I’ll try my best to find something suitable for today’s rambunctious holiday. Ok, ok, maybe you can’t get as green around the gills as you might like this Saint […]

Vince makes cheese

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While I’m eating my way through Maui (stay tuned for details), I’ve asked a few friends to fill you guys in on some of their favorite finds in Sonoma County. Today, Vince gives the lowdown on Beverage People, where he gets the hookup for making his own cheese. I love this spot! One of the […]

Jade’s BBQ

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Steamed pork buns are a love 'em or hate 'em kind of thing. All puffy, white and doughy, they're a bit like eating a pillow stuffed with meat. There's a certain nursery-like comfort to them, as well, though. When done right (and they rarely are), they're a steamy, sweet-savory treat that has no real English translation "other than a sort of pork-filled jelly doughnut.

Jade BBQ

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Just a quick find before I jet off to the islands- Steamed pork buns are a love ’em or hate ’em kind of thing. All puffy, white and doughy, they’re a bit like eating a pillow stuffed with meat. There’s a certain nursery-like comfort to them, as well, though. When done right (and they rarely […]

Blog your dang self!

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After months and months and, well, months of the good life in Wine Country, BiteClub needs a little break. I’m headed to Maui for a week of tropical drinks, beaches and all the Spam I can possibly avoid–leaving the store to you guys. I’ve lined up a couple of foodie friends to weigh in while […]

BiteClub TV

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Check out my day at the Artisan Cheese Festival (scroll down if you can’t see it)