Blame it on the Food is a collaboration between three food and drink obsessed homosapiens from different walks of life who have conspired to take on the unbearably daunting task of sampling some of the best and worst foods that the California Bay Area has to offer so that you don’t have to. We may even throw in some places from our travels outside of the Bay Area just to stir things up. We are not rich folk, so our typical reviews will focus on places that are accessible to anyone. If that floats your boat then check back often as we are probably busy eating/drinking something right this second and carefully plotting our next post that will be sure to leave your senses tingling. Of course, we are always interested in any comments or suggestions that you may have. If you know someone that has a garden or chicken coop in or around the city we would love to take some pictures of their setup and write a post about them or if your mother/grandmother makes the best (insert specialty here) then we would be honored to meet them as well. So, feel free to drop us a line.
Les: My second love besides photography, and ah my husband (hi babe), is food! I am originally from the comfort food capital of the midwest, but I’ve also lived in some of the greatest food cities with so many diverse culinary delights including Chicago, NYC, Detroit, and Sydney, AUS and now CA. When I moved to each of these new places it took me so long to find the great local spots. Excluding the farmers markets of course, living in South SF Bay has been one of THE hardest places to navigate food-wise and I have no idea why!
Zach: I grew up working in restaurants for about seven years before I attended culinary school and promptly dropped out to pursue a life of drinking beverages(Fernet-Branca) and feasting on the souls of cheesy burgers and spicy tacos but that is just the tip of my gastronomic iceberg.
John: Food is my enabler. I have to eat constantly or my body shuts down like a cell phone with a burnt out battery. My mother-in-law calls it inefficiency of the body; I call it the gift of eating anything I want. I can’t say that I’ve met much food I didn’t like. For this reason, I always try new things and always want something different when I’m eating out. Les says I have too many hobbies, but this one I’ll never let go by the wayside.