This is a continuation of my out-of-print guidebook--WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. It features travel destinations throughout Northern California and presents them in small, easy-to-digest chunks. Even more great weekend adventures await you at my BERKELEY AND BEYOND website at www.berkeleyandbeyond.com.
January 4, 2012
San Mateo: Champagne Seafood Restaurant
Champagne Seafood Restaurant 88 E. 4th Ave./San Mateo Dr., downtown, (650) 343-6988. Dim sum M-F 11-2:30, Sat-Sun 10-3, D daily; $. Reservations advised. In a very large, high-ceilinged room with a frenetic atmosphere, delicious dim sum is served via menu and a few circulating trays. Cheery yellow walls, white tablecloths, and a small wall of fish tanks add to the bright ambiance. Favorite menu items include shrimp-and-chive dumplings, deep-fried taro balls, and thin-noodle soy sauce chow mein. Efficient service keeps the teapot filled and dishes cleared.