Today's Bay Area Friday Fives guest is the O.G. of tech news. Before there was anything resembling Mashable or TechCrunch, there was Om Malik, founder of GigaOm.com. GigaOm takes a less fluffy, deeper dive into tech reporting and analysis. Om was on the founding team back when Forbes went online back in the day, and is an award-winning writer. He's also a man who enjoys eating out a great deal. Check out Om's Friday Fives picks below. To keep up with the latest, join his legion of nearly 1.4 million followers on Twitter and read his blog.
om's "perfect for" spots
“Anytime, anywhere, with anyone - this is dining for those who enjoy good clean food, great wines, and a perfect curated meal.”
“I go there when I am sad, and I come back happy. Or just when I crave Italian food.”
“I don't know exactly why I like it. Maybe it's the decadent, rich Italian food. Maybe it's the great wine, or maybe it's just that I like sitting at the table next to the big giant oven. What I do know is that I like this place. A lot. It is hard to acquire a table sometimes though.”
“The food is so fresh and so clean, that it's a place where eating alone is as much fun as eating with your best friends. I frequent Stone's Throw on hump day, and I come solo and usually eat at the bar.”
“A different kind of Asian experience. When craving dim sum for brunch, this is always my favorite place to come.”