Sit outside with the locals and enjoy hookah by the water at Foster City's Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant. Then, stop in for pastrami and matzo ball soup at East Coast meets West Coast deli-done-Berkeley style, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen. Finally, dig into wood-fired meat, meat and more meat at San Francisco's Lolinda.
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- Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant (Foster City)
- Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen (Berkeley)
- Lolinda (San Francisco)
My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I'm the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine, beer, and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine, beer and spirits tips with each episode. This week I discuss: Cognac.
2015 Loosen Bros, DR. L Dry Riesling, Mosel, Germany $15
One of my most memorable wine trips (and I’ve taken hundreds of them) was to visit Ernst Loosen (pronounced low-zen) at his winery by the steep, slate-based slopes of the Mosel river. He is a charismatic vintner with a passion for Riesling and his brilliant bottlings are favorites of mine. The family’s Dr. L line of wines is an ideal way to start your exploration of German Riesling. They do offer a sweeter version, but this dry, citrus and mineral-scented white with a zing of
Granny Smith-apple acidity, is a food wine extraordinaire. Spicy curry…check. Grilled fish…check. Fresh cheeses…check. It’s a white for year-round sipping.