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Clove and Hoof: A New Butcher and Sandwich Shop in Oakland’s Temescal

Clove and Hoof: A New Butcher and Sandwich Shop in Oakland’s Temescal

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Temescal already has its church of cheese and pantheon to pork, so now let us take a moment to welcome its latest arrival: a brand new cathedral for the carnivorously inclined: Clove and Hoof, a butcher and sandwich shop on the corner of Broadway and 40th Street.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.

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Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A growing number of wine lovers are discovering delicious wines at pleasing prices made by a new generation of passionate winemakers who don’t own vineyards or even their own winery. These “négociants” have found a way around the frightful startup costs of a California winery while still aiming high regarding what’s in the bottle.

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Vegan Deli Called ‘The Butcher’s Son’ Opening Soon on Solano in Berkeley

Vegan Deli Called ‘The Butcher’s Son’ Opening Soon on Solano in Berkeley

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Butcher’s Son will offer specialty vegan cheeses and meats, sausages, salami, fresh mozzarella, salads, sides, and sandwiches. The deli will have a pizza oven, making baked thin-crust pizza and a raw deep-dish pizza will also be on the menu.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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First Look: Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley

First Look: Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley

| December 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Canadian chain that’s been “clogging arteries since 2008” opens first US store in Berkeley.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Pizzerias

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Pizzerias

| December 10, 2014 | 8 Comments

Here is a helpful guide highlighting ten popular pizza restaurants in the South Bay Area. Of course, there are plenty more than ten restaurants in the South Bay that are worthy of making this list so please share your favorites in the comments.

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Will a Juice a Day Keep the Doctor Away? Bay Area Juiceries Entice Us to Drink to Our Health

Will a Juice a Day Keep the Doctor Away? Bay Area Juiceries Entice Us to Drink to Our Health

| December 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

Cold pressed juices continue to gain popularity because of their potential health benefits, but there are pros and cons to adding them to your daily diet.

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It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

| December 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

Both vegans and non-vegans alike are pretty much in agreement that most vegan cheeses on the market are a poor substitute for the real thing. But two Bay Area companies, Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Kitchen, are crafting artisanal plant-based cheeses that might indeed surprise even the most discerning cheese-lover.

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Black Creek Builders: Behind the Scenes of the East Bay Restaurant Boom

Black Creek Builders: Behind the Scenes of the East Bay Restaurant Boom

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long before the hosts, managers, bartenders and servers, who are the masterminds behind our favorite watering holes and dining spots? The builders, of course!

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Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.

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Pumpkin Beer And Beyond: 9 Local Bay Area Seasonal Booze Options

Pumpkin Beer And Beyond: 9 Local Bay Area Seasonal Booze Options

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drink in season with this diverse collection of beer and spirits from around the Bay Area, from pumpkin barleywine to applejack. 

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Exceptional Japanese Izakayas in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Exceptional Japanese Izakayas in the East Bay

| November 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.

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5 Bites: Fantastic Vegan Eats in Berkeley and Albany

5 Bites: Fantastic Vegan Eats in Berkeley and Albany

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up guide to “5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland,” here’s our recommendations for wonderful vegan fare in Berkeley (and one in Albany).

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