The end of August marked a great occasion for the Glaze Teriyaki chain. Hailing from Seattle, Glaze Teriyaki showcases delectable Japanese/Korean street food to metropolitan areas. Glaze Teriyaki opened its first restaurant in Midtown East in New York in 2010, and after much success, the branch has expanded to Union Square.
Owner Paul Krug and Chef Dennis Lake joined forces to open this second location downtown. The menu at the Union Square location remains the same as its Midtown sister, and trust us, this is a good thing. The simple menu consists of traditional teriyaki plates, where you can choose from chargrilled chicken thigh or breast, Japanese bbq hangar steak, organic salmon, pork loin, wok vegetables, or soy maritnated tofu as your main entree. Served over a bed of short grain white or brown rice, along with a side salad, the dish is a steal, with prices from $6.75-$9.50. The dish comes with so much food, it's enough for two meals. Pair with it some side dishes and you'll leave a happy customer. Sides range from $3-$5 with options like edamame, cold sesame soba noodles, shishito peppers cucumber salad, crispy gyoza, and spicy Asian bbq pickles. Chef Dennis Lake is passionate about the Glaze Teriyaki franchise and sure knows how to whip up some good grub. Another plus of dining at Glaze Teriyaki, besides the fact that it's quick and affordable, is that the restaurant is dedicated to using all natural proteins and local products whenever possible.
You might be surprised who the most recent person to think the Mission could be the next hot spot for Asian cuisine, but trust me, things are heating up in the neighborhood! The hottest spot (not only in the Mission, but perhaps in the whole of San Francisco) is Mission Chinese Food. Chef Danny Bowien set up shop in Lung Shan Restaurant. What once was merely a pop-up has quickly gained notoriety as one of the top ten best new restaurants in America according to GQ’s Alan Richman. The Chinese-American fusion won’t break the bank like most other San Francisco establishments and if you are lucky you might just leave with your mind blown.
Hubba hubba. Cute? Check. Successful? Check. Smart? Check. Able to cook? Check. Single? Hope so.
Okay, so this blog is not all about super hottie Chef Sosa (but damn, who isn't weak in the knees for men who can cook?) it's actually about something bigger and more important...the love for food.
Well, this man, Angelo Sosa, restauranteur/chef and Top Chef runner-up, is the brainz behind the kitchenwork at the rave-reviewed restaurant, Social Eatz.
The eclectic menu can be described as "mouthwatering", "like a drug", and "orgasmic." After hearing these bizarre yet curiosity-inducing reviews, we decided to check the place out. (Plus, we're complete foodies--bad characteristic for beach body season!) The restaurant was modern, well-furnished, had a mixed crowd, very busy but-not-overwhelmingly-loud-where-you-can't-even-hear-the-person-next-to-you, had a friendly staff and most importantly, had a well-stocked bar. We decided to order the most rave-reviewed menu item: the bibimbap burger.