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Mission of Burma San Francisco

Mission of Burma San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 14, 2013

This post is retrospective (not a ranking) on six Burmese restaurants in San Francisco. Since completing the series, Zach has left the Bay Area for the broader pastures of Los Angeles, where he continues to write for The Eaten Path. Some friends and I were […]

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Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Clary's Cafe in Savannah

Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Clary’s Cafe in Savannah

by James Boo October 29, 2012

On an especially early morning in Savannah, I crawled out of bed and stumbled to Clary’s Cafe for breakfast before the flight home. It’s the kind of restaurant whose Americana signage is difficult to judge off the bat, but two things convinced me to dig […]

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Single Federal File

Single Federal File

by James Boo June 1, 2012

Restaurants crowd-source annoyance. Long waits and stuffy spaces are why I hesitate to have dinner in Manhattan or check out anything that smacks remotely of a new attraction. If I’m going to spend more than half an hour just getting to the meal, I prefer […]

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Girl From Chicago

Girl From Chicago

by James Boo September 30, 2011

After six years of serious eating and four of serious blogging, I’ve been thoroughly convinced that dining chic will never be relevant to my life. One week of eating in Chicago banged a few more nails in that coffin (a relatively easy affair when the […]

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Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Pepy's Galley in West L.A.

Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Pepy’s Galley in West L.A.

by Zach Mann September 22, 2011

I love diners with a love that transcends the quality of food, to the point where personality and convenience can be enough to make or break a meal before the food ever hits the table. I’m a big fan of Norm’s in L.A. at two […]

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Single Serving: Lemon Ice Box Pie at Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland

Single Serving: Lemon Ice Box Pie at Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland

by Zach Mann August 30, 2011

Floridians can get surly when it comes to Key Lime Pie. I don’t blame them when bakeries across California serve too-sweet lime pies colored green and label them “Key” on menus. I’ve never tried the real thing, but breakfasts at Lois the Pie Queen have […]

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The Search for Little Burma

The Search for Little Burma

by Zach Mann July 27, 2011

This story is third in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. When tourists come to San Francisco, they eat Chinese food in Chinatown. There’s nothing wrong with that. Chinatown is a cool place, and there’s good food there. However, it isn’t too bold […]

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Over The Counter

Over The Counter

by Zach Mann December 15, 2010

Picture a classic Thanksgiving dinner, when an extended family gathers around a mythically long table. Each seat is filled, and each person can look ahead to see a feast atop tablecloth and a close relative or friend. It’s a scene of domesticity and community, something […]

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Diners at the End of the World

Diners at the End of the World

by Zach Mann August 20, 2010

Four glasses of wine into a perfectly warm Oahu evening, as I finished off my cousin’s barbecued flank steak and extra spicy caesar salad, his girlfriend regaled us with the paragon attributes of Kona peaberry coffee, a speech she learned from one of her employers. […]

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The Big Stir Fry

The Big Stir Fry

by Zach Mann July 30, 2010

During my freshman year at college, in the Berkeley student haunt known as “the Asian Ghetto,” Felix, proprietor of a Pan-Asian stir fry joint called The Satay House (R.I.P.), decided on an almost nightly basis to give chopsticks to all of my Asian friends and […]

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