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Post Holiday Sales & Smart Shopping

I’ll go a little off -topic and talk a little bit about the holiday shopping season: a subject I always have an opinion on.

I’ve always been a huge fan of shopping post holiday sales for finding some ridiculously good deals. My fave stores include Saks, J.Crew, and a few others. It’s a tradition for me and some of my family and closest friends.

Here’s my recent interview with Associated Press’ Christina Rexrode on the topic.

And here’s the radio interview I did with Ken Schram of Seattle’s KOMO Newsradio.

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The Peninsula’s Best Casual Dishes

Garlic Pork Ramen w/corn from Dojo Ramen

I’ve had the great fortune of visiting a wide variety of restaurants over the years. Most are good, some mediocre, and a few just plain horrid. But there are a few standouts; the kind of restaurant where everything comes together and you can’t stop thinking about the meal you just had there. These are places in the Bay Area peninsula where service, cleanliness, overall vibe and of course, food are not only good, but memorable and relatively AFFORDABLE!

Curry Up Now (San Mateo) – Deconstructed Samosa, Chicken Kathi Roll

Cuisinett (San Carlos) – Moules Frites

Millbrae Dumpling Shop (Millbrae) – Braised Lion’s Head Meatballs, Xiao Long Bao

Mingalaba (Burlingame) – House Special Noodles, Tea Leaf Salad

Osteria Coppa (San Mateo) – Tagliatelle Bolognaise

Ramen Dojo (San Mateo) – Garlic Pork Ramen

Speederia Pizzeria (San Carlos) – Indianapolis Pizza