Chomp List 2014

February. It’s that time of year when the taste buds wake up from their tryptophan-induced comas and start craving some bold, winter warming flavors. Here’s my 2014 Chomp List, a compilation of the top places that have caught my attention.

Cheers to a year full of good company and happy taste buds. Now let’s eat.

Arizmendi Bakery
To Hyang
Lime Tree Southeast Asian
Korean Snack Bar
Izakaya Sozai
Real Ice Cream
Swan Oyster Depot
Magnolia Brewery
Duende – Oak
Ken Ken Ramen
Saravanaa Bhavan
Brown Sugar Kitchen – Oak
Ramen Shalala – Mountain View
Kappou Gomi

Ichi Sushi
Komala Vilas
Penrose – Oak
Orenchi Ramen
Wise Sons Jewish Deli
Devil’s Teeth
Addis Ethiopian – Oak
Sushi Ran – Sausalito
Dante’s Weird Fish
Kingdom of Dumpling
Ordinaire Wine


  1. I’m gunna give you my opinions on the ones on your list! – Piqueos is fabulous- all the dishes are great, especially the ceviche. It’s very intimate and dark inside and it gets really warm. Been there a couple times. RN74- always worth it. Overall great restaurant. Been quite a few times, and their cocktails are great, and I’m in love with their pork belly. Magnolia is my go-to spot. The pomegranate cider, though it sounds weird to say, is tart and delicious, NOT sweet. You have to try the scotch quail eggs, and on the more basic side, the burger w/gruyere, fried egg + avo = superb. Their charcuterie is a little weak- they don’t give you much at ALL and it’s overpriced. Everything on the brunch menu is delish. They don’t take reservations so expect to wait! Arizmendi’s pizza of the day is always great, and if you’re getting something to go they make delicious desserts. Ok done with my rant! :)

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