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Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Nick’s tenure at Arizmendi certainly informed his pizza making, he has a style all his own, which he describes as “Oakland-style.” It’s a happy medium between down-home and fancy, he says, a cross between New York and California.

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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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Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Situated right next to Bocanova’s waterfront side in Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House offers a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, a great beer and wine list and a menu focusing on classic California seafood with a few interesting twists.

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Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.

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Oakland Cat Café Comes Closer to Reality, Set to Open in September

Oakland Cat Café Comes Closer to Reality, Set to Open in September

| July 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

The ambitious Cat Town Café project, which is set to be a space where visitors can enjoy a coffee and bagel while simultaneously having quality cat playtime, is coming closer to fruition.

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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

| February 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Max Gibson talks to “The Top Dog Guy” about working there for 23 years, watching college kids come and go, and how to deal with jerks.

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Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer LeBarre, Oakland Unified School District’s director of nutrition services, is working to expand the central kitchen the serves the city’s schools and feeds the kids. When LeBarre got started one of her students didn’t even know what a peach was. Hopefully, that won’t be a problem anymore.

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A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s Veronica Foods is supplying 30 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to thousands of Sochi athletes and journalists in a supply chain that stretches across the globe.

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Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

| September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

As more locally-grown produce has been popping up on grocery shelves, you might feel like you could skip the farmers’ markets and just hit the supermarket. If you do, you will miss out on some delightful organically grown treats. It is these only-at-the market vendors that draw me to two and sometimes three markets every week. Here are my faves.

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Ethiopian cooking classes with Brundo in West Oakland

Ethiopian cooking classes with Brundo in West Oakland

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Twice a week, Brundo offers Ethiopian cooking classes, both vegan and traditional options, with a sit-down meal to follow.

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Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five suggestions for eliciting summertime romance over comfort food and a full belly.

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Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

| September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jonathan Darr at Oakland Local shares his basic “Go-To” restaurant criteria and highlights one of his favorite “Oakland Go-To” spots — a Thai/Lao restaurant on International Boulevard.

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First Look: Desco’s Regional Italian Arrives in Old Oakland

First Look: Desco’s Regional Italian Arrives in Old Oakland

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Desco, run by Chef Donato Scotti, opens in Old Oakland, offering delicious regional Italian and an inviting atmosphere.

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Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Former Top Chef contestants Jennifer Biesty and Tim Nugent have turned to Kickstarter to fund their new project: Shakewell Bar and Kitchen — a restaurant that will offer Mediterranean brunch, lunch and dinner with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients.

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