Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mar 17 2011

Amar’e resurrected the NY Knicks, and for that we are all grateful! The Garden is buzzing again, and with the recent addition of Melo, the season continues to get better! Since arriving in NYC, Amar’e has been taking care of business on and off the court. He’s teaming up with Rachel Roy to produce a fashion line, launching youth basketball academies this summer, and is averaging 26 pts, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. I would say Amar’e is #WINNING!

Amar’e has embraced all NYC has to offer especially when it comes to good eats!

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Mar 10 2011

Sara Jenkins (of Porchetta) is focused on pasta at her new resto Porsena, and it paid off! Most of the pasta dishes are fab! Porsena is an affordable neighborhood spot with a casual and warm atmosphere. I love the exposed brick and homey feel. The food is simple yet delicious.

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Mar 07 2011

I had dinner with my long time friend Jason Kidd last week, and it was lots of fun- as usual. The King of The Triple Double- 107 all time, 3rd behind Oscar Robinson and Magic Johnson isn’t missing a beat. The 17 year NBA veteran still has a lot of gas left in the tank leading the Dallas Mavericks to one of the best records in the West.

When it comes to food, Jason is a risk taker and open to trying new things. Historically, he always wants to finish first and the same holds true when it comes to a great meal.

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Mar 05 2011

It’s about time Chef David Burke headed downtown. His new subterranean resto in The James Hotel is rustic-chic with a menu influenced by local ingredients and eccentric touches.

David Burke is one of my faves- he puts a kitschy spin on upscale dishes. The inventive and playful menu presented at David Burke Kitchen didn’t disappoint. We had brunch there last Sunday and it was delicious. There’s something for everyone- eggs, salads, steak, fish, and a host of other treats.

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Mar 04 2011

La Vals Pizza can give NYC a run for their money. Well- it depends on your preference. I love pizza, and this place didn’t disappoint.

Everything was just right. The pizza had a great balance of sauce, cheese, and toppings.

CHOW FAVES:

Pepperoni Pizza: Perfection!

Greek Pizza: A lot of flavor topped with feta and sausage.

BBQ Pizza: Chicken, bacon, and onions- YUMMY!

 

La Vals- 891 Island Dr Ste E, Alameda, CA / 510-521-7711