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About Christina

(Christina has written 22 articles for us)
Christina is a Bay Area native with a penchant for new experiences and unique flavor combos. Christina has enjoyed several years of exploring the world via her taste buds, including stints in Italy and the US South. Despite her deep love for the cuisine of the Deep South, that hankering for good Mexican food never went away and she came back to the Bay. Since her return (and the return of her cholesterol to healthy levels), she has been on a quest to find the Bay Area's best pizza, chasing vivid memories of late night takeaway (spicy pepperoni) somewhere in Sicily, which she may or may not have devoured entirely in one sitting.

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Horatio

Horatio's Restaurant Review

For seafood and steaks in an interesting setting, Horatio’s in the San Leandro Marina is a great spot. With great views of the waterfront and a menu that includes signature dishes, like surf and turf and the seafood etoufee, several daily specials, as well as a full bar, Horatio’s can be the right choice for(…)

Published On: Monday, November 4th, 2013
Mission Coffee, Fremont

Mission Coffee, Fremont

Mission Coffee (or Fremont Coffee Roasting) is a local hangout, coffee shop, restaurant, and music venue in the Mission district of Fremont. Its cool and cozy vibes attract a hipster crowd as well as families, and welcomes anyone, really. What’s not to love, from the comfortable couches and casual vibes, to the bookshelves and piano,(…)

Published On: Monday, October 14th, 2013
The Melting Pot Restaurant Review

The Melting Pot Restaurant Review

Why go to the Melting Pot? Because it’s fon to due! When life calls for a celebration, it’s time to head somewhere a little bit special for a nice evening out. One of those places might just be The Melting Pot. With many locations, The Melting Pot is an upscale restaurant that’s more than just(…)

Published On: Monday, October 7th, 2013
Celia

Celia's Mexican Restaurant Review

Introduction Whenever I’m in the mood for some hearty and consistent Mexican fare, Celia’s is my go-to spot. Offering all the familiar favorites, Celia’s is a fairly traditional Mexican restaurant, though a section of the menu is dedicated to some American dishes as well. This restaurant has a full bar in a separate section, which(…)

Published On: Monday, September 30th, 2013
Green Champa Garden - Restaurant Review

Green Champa Garden - Restaurant Review

On the hunt for a new Thai restaurant, I came across Green Champa Garden, which categorizes itself as a Thai and Laotian restaurant. Laotian food is new to me, but I learned that it’s similar to certain types of Thai food, and is known for its sticky rice and larp, which I’ll need to return(…)

Published On: Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Pizza and Curry, Fremont, CA- Review

Pizza and Curry, Fremont, CA- Review

Not your typical pizzeria, Pizza and Curry offers food inspired by the fusion of Italian and Indian cuisines. My first reaction upon hearing about this pizza joint was bewilderment, a reaction that I’d wager is shared by many. But that was quickly followed by the epiphany that this concept has the potential to be a(…)

Published On: Monday, September 16th, 2013
The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar

The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar

The Red Rabbit is a trendy spot in Midtown Sacramento, popular among twenty- and thirty somethings looking for fun and a fancy drink. This place had been recommended by a friend who frequently hits up the Red Rabbit for dinner and happy hour. Not only are there interesting offerings for food and drinks, this restaurant(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
La Mar Cebicheria Restaurant Review

La Mar Cebicheria Restaurant Review

When San Francisco offers one of its rare clear, sunny, and warm days, you have little choice but to make the most of it. With baseball games and the America’s Cup, summer in San Francisco is in full swing. During a stroll along the Embarcadero, we came across La Mar Cebicheria just down from the(…)

Published On: Monday, August 26th, 2013
Digger

Digger's Diner

Digger’s Diner is a casual restaurant that serves old-fashioned, classic American food, including classic burgers, as well as some dishes that are hard to find today, like patty melts, reubens, and malted shakes. It has won awards for its food over the years, including “Best Burgers” and “Best Hot Dogs,” and scored high for its(…)

Published On: Monday, August 19th, 2013
Red Chili Restaurant - Hayward

Red Chili Restaurant - Hayward

Red Chili is a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant in Hayward. Though that might suggest a fusion of the two types of food, it was more like a restaurant that served both types of cuisine in separate dishes. It also seemed to focus more heavily on the Thai side rather than the Vietnamese, though it definitely(…)

Published On: Monday, August 12th, 2013