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Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Foster kids who age out of the system are often at risk of becoming homeless. One restaurant chain is trying to do something about it.

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Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

| March 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

Two new Berkeley cafes offer the latest drink trends.

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Why Is There PBR In My Food?

Why Is There PBR In My Food?

| March 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

How the iconic beer ended up in three Oakland dishes.

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“Fair Wage Food Tastes Better”: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Talks Minimum Wage Hike

“Fair Wage Food Tastes Better”: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Talks Minimum Wage Hike

| March 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

Oakland’s new mayor discusses the $12.25 minimum wage, urban agriculture, and where to get the best cheese ice cream.

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Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

| February 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

PieTisserie offers nine original pies, in both whole and mini sizes, made fresh to order each morning and delivered straight from PieTisserie’s industrial kitchen in Hayward.

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Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not every restaurant has something called “The Project Kitchen,” but San Francisco’s Bar Tartine does. Step inside and take a tour, as chef Cortney Burns shows us around.

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40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 40 years since Vietnamese came to California in great numbers, they’ve given us three culinary blockbusters: pho, banh mi and sriracha sauce. “What once belonged to you, now belongs to the world,” says author Andrew Lam.

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Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

| February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sure, many people shop at indifferent, overlit discount grocery stores to save a few bucks but you can still find special items and exceptional, personalized service if you know where to look. My favorite is eclectic, beloved, miniscule Nak’s Oriental Market, which has been offering everything from pristine hamachi belly and the best nuoc mam to Dutch cookies for 46 years.

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Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

ManresaBread’s retail shop in downtown Los Gatos will open on Saturday, February 21. Besides the additional locations mentioned below, breads and pastries will be available beginning March 1 at the three Verve Coffee Roasters locations in Santa Cruz.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Raw Oyster Spots in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Raw Oyster Spots in the East Bay

| February 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

Few people have a middling relationship to raw oysters—this mysterious, ubiquitous bivalve is loved and loathed in equal measure. These ten East Bay spots fall on the love end of the spectrum, and offer the best quality and presentation of these strange and healthful sea creatures on the east side of the bay.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Popular South Bay Bánh Mì Shops

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Popular South Bay Bánh Mì Shops

| February 2, 2015 | 11 Comments

It is easy to see why bánh mì are so popular. A leftover influence from French colonization, these Vietnamese sandwiches are inexpensive and bursting with great flavors and textures. Here is a list of ten unique bánh mì shops in the South Bay.

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Palo Alto’s Buzzy Restaurant Scene Making It the South-of-SF Foodie Capitol

Palo Alto’s Buzzy Restaurant Scene Making It the South-of-SF Foodie Capitol

| January 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Prosperous, pricey and now the “it” spot for eating on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, Palo Alto hosts a growing collection of multi-ethnic restaurants and food businesses, including hot transplants from San Francisco and elsewhere.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

| January 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

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