I used to dislike oysters. More accurately, I never knew that I liked oysters. For whatever reason, oysters fell into that category of food that I had never had but nonetheless didn’t like. Burritos and Thai food used to fall in that category too.

I finally first had oysters at a get together at a friend’s 35th birthday at Ti Couz, which has since closed. We were all a few drinks in having waited for a table to be set, so when the suggestion arose that we order some raw oysters, I went along. All eyes were on me as I slurped my first, fully expecting that it would be like eating snot from a rock. I could not have been more wrong.

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2017: The Year of the Waffle

Tammy’s Chicken in Waffles on Treasure Island

It may only be June but I’m calling it; 2017 is the year of the waffle.

Never have I been exposed to so many different varieties of waffles, let alone, waffles. Waffles must be trending. The lowdown so far:

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Golden sunshine

Meyer Family Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

On a hot day like today, a little chilled white wine definitely hits the spot. Meyer Family Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (89% Sauvignon Blanc; 11% Semillon) is light, crisp, with good minerality to get your lips smacking. Just some of the bounty we gathered during our recent trip to the Yorkville Highlands.

A Treasure of Treasure Island

After riding across the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, I knew that I would need to refuel before heading back. The plan was to finally try a hot dog from Mateo’s Hot Dogs, a staple on Treasure Island that has been there since 2011. But it was still early and I felt like I should take the opportunity to explore the island first.

Taking a right onto California Ave, I spied a pink shack emblazoned with a sign indicating that it housed Tammy’s Chicken in Waffles. Intrigued, I rode by trying to appear as noncommittal as possible. Continue reading “A Treasure of Treasure Island”