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Cravings of a Displaced New Yorker: A True NYC Lox & Bagel Fest

  I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 25 years and love almost everything about it. Nice people, great weather, San Francisco restaurants, Stanford, Silicon Valley, and close proximity to Monterey, Napa, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe. What is lacking, and what is one of the things I miss most about my New York area upbringing and early business career, is ... Read More »

Friday Food Fetish: Phil’s Fish Market’s New England Clam Chowder

Fall’s changing leaves and crisp air inspires us to turn to hearty and satisfying comfort food. And for us, New England-style clam chowder from Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing, California, is the epitome of satisfying. A hearty, rich, and silky cream-based soup brimming with clams, bits of smoky bacon, and Out is that. Creaminess canadian pharcharmy collar. In comment! ... Read More »

Craving of a Displaced Marylander: The Perfect Crab Cake

Everyone has their favorite food. I love crab cakes. Not just any crab cakes. They’ve gotta be fresh, all jumbo lump, Chesapeake Bay blue crab. For me, that’s heaven on a plate. I grew up in Maryland where sitting around a picnic table with family and friends, cracking and eating steamed crabs, was a summer ritual—with Old Bay Seasoning just ... Read More »

How We Select Foods for Our Site

As a restaurant professional in various capacities, I have spent a career striving to improve the procurement, preparation, cooking, and serving of delicious food. A significant amount of the business I oversaw was for takeout and delivery—meals that were not only delicious but had to “travel well.” When my brother and I teamed up to found FoodyDirect, “travel well” took ... Read More »

Friday Food Fetish: Sable’s Lox & Bagels

Today, like most days, we’re lusting after these amazing bagels & lox from New York City’s Sable’s. We order them for the office with embarrassing frequency because, quite frankly, no West Coast imitations come even close to the real-deal from Manhattan. The perfectly textured H&H bagels, smoked salmon that’s expertly selected daily from New York’s finest smokehouses, and whipped cream cheese brings ... Read More »