My buddy Chris and I are old-school: Instead of Twitter or Instagram, we still text food pictures to each other. Random times during the week, our phones will chime on receipt of another sumptuous food shot of what the other was eating at that very moment. My photos are usually of whatever new joint I was reviewing; his pics usually hail from a South Orange County restaurant I had no idea existed, since he lives in what I consider the county's hinterlands, a territory I rarely traverse unless he tells me there's something worth traversing it for. It was like that for Urban Kitchen and the Embarcadero, two eateries I tried only after Chris sent pictures of his meal along... More >>>