The Park Restaurant Blog

November 4, 2016

Bad Hombres: The Pop-Up

When I was a much younger chef, in Marin County, I once asked one of my cooks if he would be interested in cooking classic Mexican dishes as specials.  Mexican inspired cuisine was the first…

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October 28, 2016

Vegetables Uber Alles

I have vegetables on my mind these days for a couple reasons.  The winner of last Saturday’s semi-final Top Of The Line Cooking Competition was Marcos from AOC.  He won with two vegetable courses — they weren’t vegetarian because…

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October 25, 2016

NEW FALL MENU!

  STARTERS butternut squash coconut curry soup – cup $5 / bowl $7 classic new england clam chowder – cup $6 / bowl $9 with bacon garnish szechuan fried calamari – $10 with spicy sesame-soy glaze crispy chicken wings…

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October 14, 2016

Comfort is King

Our new fall menu is set to roll out this coming Thursday.  Full details next email.  Also, we are adding in fried chicken to our Sunday night BBQ dinner as an option.  Fried chicken will now be available…

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October 7, 2016

Anger Management

I’ve been thinking about anger management lately, not because I’ve been particularly angry, but because I’ve been doing some yoga and one thing leads to another.  Perhaps I should explain. Part of the practice of…

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September 30, 2016

The Dumpster Dilemma

The other day I found a homeless man rummaging through our dumpster and I thought he was looking for recycling materials, as that happens frequently.  We don’t keep recycling materials in our dumpster, but that…

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September 27, 2016

Monte 52 Deja Vu

We are still riding high from Saturday night’s cooking competition. We were impressed by the food, the creativity, the judges’ critique, the energy of the crowd. It’s a great event by all accounts and we’re…

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September 16, 2016

Top Of The Line Cooking Competition Semi-Final Round

We are closed this Saturday night for the first semi-final round of our Top Of The Line Cooking Competition. There are still a few tickets left so grab a friend and come down for an…

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September 9, 2016

Phoning It In

I read most of the op/ed columns in the NYTimes and whenever I see a list of items for the content of the column, I know that the columnist is phoning it in. A list…

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September 4, 2016

Criticism From The Park

I’ve been thinking about the role of restaurant reviews and criticism in the restaurant industry, how they’re valuable, how they’re less important than they once were, and how they continue to inform the public and…

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