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5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

| October 27, 2014 | 12 Comments

Need a break from BBQ, or prefer dining on dairy and meat-free cuisine? There’s loads of wonderful options in the East Bay, with many restaurants that exclusively serve fine vegan fare in Oakland.

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A New Standard for California Olive Oil

A New Standard for California Olive Oil

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California has taken matters into its own hands to elevate the reputation of domestic olive oil just in time for the fall harvest. Last month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced new standards for the state’s olive oil producers, based on recommendations from the industry’s leaders.

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Pop-Up Octoberfest at Petaluma’s Thistle Meats

Pop-Up Octoberfest at Petaluma’s Thistle Meats

Who’s behind Petaluma’s newest pop-up? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen talks with Thistle Meats’ owner Molly Best and chef Mark Malicki about the butcher-shop Octoberfest they’ll be hosting on Monday, Oct 27.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Mom ‘n’ Pop restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli and Tanguito Argentinean Grill & Empanadas.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

| October 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Mediterranean restaurants from previous series: Ristorante Ideale (SF), Le Mediterranee (Berkeley), La Ciccia (SF)

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With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

| October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Theme restaurants seem to be making a comeback. Here are some that have popped up in the Bay Area beyond neighborhoods catering to tourists. Can theme restaurants develop a loyal clientele or are they a one-time novelty?

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Locavore Losses: California’s Chefs, Artisans Feel the Drought

Locavore Losses: California’s Chefs, Artisans Feel the Drought

| October 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area restaurants and food artisans are feeling the direct effect of the drought’s impact on local farmers, crops and produce.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Asian restaurants from previous series: Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai, Butterfly Restaurant.

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Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan shared their stories, friendship, and love for public media with fans at a special KQED event to celebrate Yan’s new series Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam and Pepin’s new series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. The event finale was a noodle-pulling dance performance by Chef Tony Wu.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

| September 30, 2014 | 19 Comments

In Berkeley and Oakland, there’s a burger on just about every corner. Here are nine of the best.

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Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beginning in January, it will be perfectly legal to dine with your dog–providing your well-mannered Fido is appropriately leashed with you in an outdoor-seating area. Here are five Oakland dining destinations that encourage you and your canine companion to sit and stay awhile.

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Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”

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