Holy cow, @ramenbarsf / @pabusf served over 1,500 temaki hand rolls at @academyoffriends last night! 🚀Thank you @chefshaunking and crew for feeding us the perfect party one-hander (while holding a drink in your other hand). 👏🏼🥂🍸 #academyoffriends #aof2017 #temaki
Last night's restaurant partners at @academyoffriends all deserve an Oscar for Best Restaurant Partners! It's a huge ask and undertaking to serve 800 people on a Sunday, most likely on their only day off. Thank you for your generous contribution of your talent and time. I kept hearing the food was the best ever this year, and we owe it all to the generosity of our 24 partners, all great places that deserve our support back! See you soon and thank you SO MUCH. ❤ #academyoffriends #aof2017
Can I just go in a corner by myself with a dozen of these prawn toasts by @misterjius topped with smoked trout caviar by @thecaviarco? Please? Thank you to Brandon Jew and the lovely Caviar Co. sisters for this beauty of a bite tonight at @academyoffriends! #academyoffriends #aof2017
Thank you @nomicasf crew, who totally doubled down tonight at @academyoffriends with their brilliant karaage chicken AND coconut tapioca dessert that was so refreshing and bright ✨at the end of the night. Your crew fed us all so well. 🙏🏽 (Fryers generously provided by the supremely badass @wingwings—we ❤ you!)
That thing when @liholihoyachtclub brings the ⚡️to @academyoffriends: wagyu tartare and bone marrow aioli topped with @therealtsarnicoulai caviar on an octo puff.💥 (Ravi and his crew really know how to rock the puffs and chips, they are always so beautifully engineered.) Mahalo—what a treat to have your ohana in the house tonight. 🙏🏽 #getjag #academyoffriends #aof2017 #makeitsoigne
My #fesstive squad! We poured three cases tonight of the @fessparkerwinery 2014 #Fesstivity blanc de blancs, pop pop pop! 🍾
Tremendous thanks to @fessparkerwinery! It was an honor to pour your 2014 #Fesstivity blanc de blancs at our @academyoffriends table tonight! Perfect party pairing! Met so many fans of your winery tonight, and you gained some new ones as well. 🥂 Many thanks to @alltheswirl for all your help—and you really know how to rock a vintage silver ice bucket. 🍾 #feelingfesstive
And the Oscar for Best Sister goes to... my sister! I could not have asked for a better wing woman tonight at the @academyoffriends, and with my friend Danny, we had a blast 💥 at our table. Go team! ❤Met so many fun people tonight, and thanks to all my readers who came by to say hi! Great event!
Some party bites at @chinalivesf—loved the HK–style char siu bao and beef tendon noodle soup. The crowds were too fierce to take a pic, but a favorite was the SJB (sheng jian bao/fried soup dumplings)—even though they were the total party danger 🚨 bite squirting hot broth everywhere 😮. #worthit #watchyourblouse
A look at @chinalivesf's first floor Market Restaurant and Bar and retail shop (which has some unique treasures, including vegetarian XO sauce). @avroko always does a bang-up job of such detailed design with fantastic materials.