Category Archives: Just Jay

Chez Panisse Café

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A perfect lunch

It helps to be hungry when eating a perfect lunch and I didn’t pull into the parking place in front of Bistro Liaison until 2:15. I was famished. Lunch began with a comforting garlic soup. It restores the soul. I’m … Continue reading

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Eating News

Ajanta, our former favorite Indian restaurant, has changed hands. The owner retired to travel the word. Unfortunately, things are going downhill. Service is lackadaisical. My scallop curry, ordered “medium spicy,” was so spicy I couldn’t finish it. Garré Winery Cafe is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

     

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Tyramine Diet

Ah, the joys of modern medicine. I’ve begun taking a drug that requires me to restrict my diet severely. I’m not allowed to eat aged cheese, sausage, draft beer, sourdough bread, or anything else that contains significant amounts of tyramine, an amino … Continue reading

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Hot Italian

Hot Italian Mangia & Bar Emeryville Public Market 510 922 1369 menu We were in the neighborhood, having done a run to the Emeryville Ikea, and decided to drop by the Emeryville Public Market for the first time in more … Continue reading

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This week

Gumbo at Angelina’s Crab melt at Pacific Catch Jack Satan margarita at Comal

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Iyasare

Iyasare Fourth Street Berkeley This tasteful Japanese-inspired restaurant has taken the place of the former O Chamé, my one-time favorite restaurant in Berkeley. The new place retains the furniture and feel of O Chamé. I’m disappointed they covered up the … Continue reading

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Decadent dessert

To finish lunch at Il Davide in San Rafael, I ate a lemon semifreddo to die for. It was served on a block of salt!  

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Windy day at Internet Time Lab

We awoke this morning to find tree-sized limbs from our redwoods littering the new redwood deck in back. No major damage done.

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