Bantam, Santa Cruz

Bantam, Santa Cruz

They always mess up the coffee. Every restaurant I have ever eaten in, that I can remember, always serves mediocre coffee at the end of the meal. It’s either watery, stewed, or has that slightly metallic aftertaste you remember from college, when they made the stuff in ten-gallon urns. At Bantam, the coffee was perfect.(…)

Published On: Monday, December 16th, 2013

Abitino's Pizzeria - A quick review

They claim that they make the only pizza which is worth eating. In a city like New York making this claim needs a certain degree of confidence and a certain degree of wickedness. Yes, you need to be wicked because you are undermining all others in one stroke. A ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ kind of a place, you(…)

Published On: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Zero Zero - Pizza in San Francisco, Restaurant Review

Zero Zero - Pizza in San Francisco, Restaurant Review

With a historic Pride Festival going on and quite possibly the best weather the city has ever seen in June, what better place to spend this Sunday than San Francisco. I’ve been on the hunt for the best pizza in the Bay Area for years, and Zero Zero was high on my list of places(…)

Published On: Monday, July 1st, 2013
Pizzaiolo - Learn to Enjoy Slow Cooked Food

Pizzaiolo - Learn to Enjoy Slow Cooked Food

What exactly happens behind these curtains which makes people stand for, sometimes, over an hour? That food and passion go hand in hand is absolutely true for this place. Orders are taken passionately, food is made passionately, food is served passionately to the extent that even tables are cleared passionately.  This is not a fast(…)

Published On: Monday, May 27th, 2013

Giorgio's Italian Food and Pizzeria, Milpitas

The Bay Area has quite a few Italian restaurants. Actually, each of the 12 odd cities have at least two good Italian places from which to choose. Yesterday, we were told to choose between Macaroni Grill and Giorgio’s Italian Food & Pizzeria. It was a tough choice.  We had already experienced Macaroni Grill and would(…)

Published On: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013