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5 authentic and our favorite PHO, in San Francisco Bay Area, CHEAP EAT – Traditionally a northern Vietnamese breakfast specialty, Beef Pho is now eaten throughout the country at any time of day. And it has become one of the most popular noodle soup in San Francisco Bay Area, especially in Silicon Valley. Chicken Pho is coming in second, a perfect soup for a cold night or to cure a hangover; but don’t we forget our vegetarian/vegan fellows, vegan Pho has become so popular in the greenest state of America. We got you covered!
With almost 400,000 Vietnamese first and second generation live here in Northern California, and over 160,000 Vietnamese live in the condensed populated Silicon Valley, no wonder when I want to get a good bowl of authentic Northern style Pho, San Jose is where I go first.
pokéLOVE has landed in Palo Alto, California – pokéLOVE is excited
to announce the opening of its first restaurant in June, 2016 located in Palo Alto at Town & Country Village. pokéLOVE has a healthy fast-casual structure with an extensive menu that has been creatively crafted by restaurateur Alex Chan and Executive Chef Colin Long. The concept for pokéLOVE was created based on their passion for creating simple food that is natural, sustainable, minimally processed, and also incredibly flavorful.
The Concerts and The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California – The Concerts at Wente Vineyards has showcased some of the top entertainers in this beautiful winery’s picturesque natural amphitheater. The restaurant at Wente Vineyards features ingredient-driven California wine country cuisine using sustainably and organically grown local ingredients
Portofino by Chef Michael LaPlaca, at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas – I saw his name flashing on the billboard display at the Mirage Hotel on Las Vegas strip, each time I pass by. Voted 1 of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas. I finally got to take my family here.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel, Las Vegas – What not to love about Award-winning chef José Andrés combines traditional Spanish flavors with cutting edge culinary techniques in Bazaar Meat at the SLS hotel recently opens in 2014 in Las Vegas. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is the James Beard Award-winning chef’s wild and wonderful celebration of the carnivorous, in all its forms.
Lago Italian Restaurant, Chef Julian Serrano, at The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas – Lago is the latest project of Michelin Starred Chef Julian Serrano, he’s been one of the original celebrity chefs to see the vision of Las Vegas; believe in it enough to move from San Francisco to Las Vegas to open Picasso at Bellagio; nearly 20 years later, just opened up LAGO in April 2015.
ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE, LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MATT BATA, GRAND OPENING JULY 17, 2015 – Interview with Chef Matt Bata and Alexander’s Steakhouse Pasadena team. Alexander’s Steakhouse, a Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Arearestaurant icon, is migrating south to the beautiful city of Pasadena. The restaurant group proudly announces the appointment of Chef Matt Bata as executive chef of the new location.
SpoonBar, BravoTV Top Chef Louis Maldonado, Healdsburg, Sonoma County Wine Country – BravoTV Top Chef Season 11, Chef Louis Maldonado launched his culinary career in San Francisco as co-executive chef at Cortez, where under his direction Cortez was awarded one Michelin star in 2006.
Seaside Metal Oyster Bar, Chef Mike Selvera, Guerneville, Sonoma County Wine Country – The casual and modern 35-seats classic raw bar and seafood restaurant is located in downtown Guerneville, just a short drive from the Russian River Valley wine country, a spin-off of the popular Bar Crudo in San Francisco.
Valette, Chef Dustin Valette, downtown Healdsburg, Sonoma County Wine Country – Chef Valette honed his craft in some of the most celebrated restaurants on the West Coast; including the Michelin-starred Aqua in San Francisco, Napa Valley’s Bouchon, and Dry Creek Kitchen, a Charlie Palmer restaurant in downtown Healdsburg.
Underwood Bar and Bistro, Graton, Sonoma County Wine Country – A hidden gem in West of Sonoma, Underwood Bar & Bistro is
located in the picturesque Sonoma wine country, sleepy town of Graton.
Le Cirque Restaurant at Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – Chef Wilfried Bergerhausen – a Michelin Star restaurant, multiples visits in fall 2014 and 2015, our publisher current favorite restaurant in Las Vegas.
Guy Savoy Restaurant at Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Chef Mathieu Chartron – 2 Michelin Star Restaurant, July 2014 and May 2015 visits
StripSteak at Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Chef Gerald Chin – May 2015 visit
Bardot Brasserie at Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Chef Joshua Smith – May 2015 visit
Picasso at Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Michelin Starred Chef Julian Serrano – 2 Michelin Stars restaurant, one of our favorite restaurants on The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5 FAVORITE VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP AND THEY ARE NOT PHO, IN SILICON VALLEY, CHEAP EAT
Cheap eats at TRUONG THANH Restaurant, VUNG TAU Restaurant, PHO GA HUNG, COM TAM THANH, BUN BO HUE AN NAM , multiple visits from 2014-2017
RN 74 SF, CHEF ADAM SOBEL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Chef Adam Sobel, multiple visits in 2014 and 2015
ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE SF, CHEF MARC ZIMMERMAN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Chef Marc Zimmerman, multiple visits from 2014-2017
HAKKASAN RESTAURANT, CHEF HO CHEE BOON, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Chef Ho Chee Boon, GM Charles Chen, multiple visits from 2014-2017
COQUETA RESTAURANT, CHEF MICHAEL CHIARELLO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Jan 2015 visit
MOURAD RESTAURANT, CHEF LAHLOU MOURAD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Chef Chris Kajioka and Chef Mourad Lahlou, multiple visits in 2015
CADENCE RESTAURANT, CHEF JOEY ELENTERIO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Chef Joey Elenterio, opening in Jun 2015
DINING WITH FLYNN, CHEF FLYNN MCGARRY, EUREKA
The 16 years young chef cooked for us at Atelier Crenn in San Francisco in February 2015
Zenshin, Chef Chris Recaido, at South Point Hotel, Las Vegas – I’ve followed Chef CHRIS RECAIDO on Instagram for sometimes
now www.Instagram/C_REC, have dined at his former place SENSEI sushi inside the Marriott Hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii before.
EL DORADO KITCHEN AT EL DORADO HOTEL, SONOMA, CA
Chef Armando Navarro, multiple visits in 2014 and 2015
BARDOT BRASSERIE BY MICHAEL MINA AT ARIA HOTEL, LAS VEGAS – Chef Michael Mina’s newest concept celebrates a renaissance of French technique