Drinks Editor

As long as he can remember, Todd has always had an appreciation for fine food and drink. Born and raised in Berkeley, CA, Todd's first restaurant job was in Berkeley's famous Gourmet Ghetto. Despite spending time in seemingly every role at the restaurant, Todd always felt most at home when behind the bar. It wasn't long before Todd took his show on the road, by way of catering. Free from the confines of polished oak and sticky floors, Todd familiarized himself with the tastes and smells of weddings, cocktail parties, corporate gatherings, etc. As he traversed the vast catering landscape, along the way Todd saw the opportunity to co-found Baytenders Cocktail Catering in 2007, and Libaytions Cocktail blends in 2009. Both companies placed an emphasis on creating quality cocktails using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Recently, after years in the trenches, Todd knew it was time trade-in his bar towel for a camera. Now, instead of shaking-up cocktails in front of a crowd, he can do it from the comfort of his own kitchen. In addition to imbibing, Todd also enjoys rock climbing, rooting for the Oakland A's, inhaling coffee, and snapping pics of his dog Grizzly.

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OCHO Candy

Let me start by saying I’m a candy factory fanatic. Since reading Steve Almond’s Candyfreak back in college, I’ve had dreams of touring the country in search of my favorite confection. When I discovered the […]


If you’re familiar with downtown Oakland and the eclectic food and drink it has to offer, chances are you’ve heard of Flora. On several occasions I’ve found myself gravitating toward the old Oakland Floral Depot […]


Cowgirl Creamery

No cheese week would be complete without a trip to Cowgirl Creamery. Located in a charming old barn in the quaint California coastal town of Pt. Reyes Station, Cowgirl Creamery boasts a collection of my […]

The Bay Area’s Best Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? No one, that’s who!! That’s why Erica, Karen and I hit the streets these past few weeks in search of not just the good, but the BEST sandwiches in the Bay Area. Tough […]

The Bay Area’s Best Ice Cream

Ice cream week here at HonestlyYUM wouldn’t be complete without a roundup of some of our favorite scoops from around the Bay. I can proudly say that we truly boast some of the best ice […]

St George Spirits

As you know, there are about ten million reasons to love Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean. However, reason number one in my book (because I have a book . . . of reasons) is that when […]


Sunday Suppers by Spotted SF

Please welcome the next contributor in our guest contributor series, Leslie from Spotted SF. Leslie’s site is truly one of a kind. Whether she’s traveling the world, or home in San Francisco, she always discovers the […]


Crown & Crumpet

It’s time to celebrate . . . British style! As we approach Saturday’s ceremony of Trooping the Colour, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday (different from her real birthday) we’ve got a few special treats […]


Harley Farms

I recently had the opportunity to visit a working goat farm, just an hour outside of San Francisco, in the quaint coastal town of Pescadero. Harley Farms regularly hosts family-friendly tours that are both fun […]

Umami Mart // HonestlyYUM

Umami Mart

I enjoy collecting barware and various other tools of the trade. But after recently discovering Umami Mart in downtown Oakland, CA, what started out as merely a hobby is quickly becoming an obsession. Beautifully designed […]

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