Daily Archives: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

BLUE TAVERN UPDATE

Reader Gerald let me know about an article in the LA Times that says the partners at the new Blue Tavern restaurant (119 State Street), Chef Ricardo Zarate and Stephane Bombet, have split and that Zarate will take over the … Continue reading

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QUESTON OF THE DAY

If you have an answer to reader Spencer’s question please leave a message in the blog. John, I’m looking to buy a bunch of gift cards from a local restaurant to give to clients as holiday gifts.  I know some … Continue reading

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END OF THE ROAD

This just in from the Culture Shock Food Truck: We moved back up to San Francisco a little while ago for my husband’s work, and I have decided to close the business. His job takes us places, and it doesn’t … Continue reading

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NEW NAME

Reader Matt let me know Wayne Kjar Cakes at 2018 Cliff Drive has changed the name of their business to “Your Cake Baker – Wayne Kjar.” Owner Wayne Kjar is the son of the famous Santa Barbara cake baker, Mr. … Continue reading

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FOR PEET’S SAKE

Through December 24th Costco is selling $100 worth of Peet’s Coffee gift certificates for $74.99. You receive 5 $20 cards.

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SPEAKING OF COSTCO

I noticed that at Costco, fresh, boneless chicken is more expensive per ounce than similar, frozen, bagged, boneless chicken. Ok, I get that. You pay a slight premium for “fresh.” I then noticed that canned chicken (any brand) is more … Continue reading

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