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Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

| July 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland, an alternative to International Boulevard’s restaurant row, is home to two of the Bay Area’s top spots for Jalisco-style food.

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Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We’ll find out on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

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Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

| July 10, 2014 | 20 Comments

University dining facilities have come a long way since those old mystery-meat days. Increasingly organic, seasonal, local and otherwise sustainable, dining halls at UC Berkeley, Stanford and other schools are some of the best buffet-style eating-out bargains in this era of the $12 hamburger.

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A Guide to the Best Sandwiches in the Bay Area

A Guide to the Best Sandwiches in the Bay Area

| June 30, 2014 | 52 Comments

Here are some of our favorite sandwiches in the Bay Area. Share your favorites in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

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15 Top-Notch Spots to Drink Beer Outdoors in the East Bay

15 Top-Notch Spots to Drink Beer Outdoors in the East Bay

| June 27, 2014 | 5 Comments

What’s better than beer? Beer that’s enjoyed outdoors — whether in the summer sun or with warm evening breezes. Here’s a guide to popular beer gardens, breweries and bars with outdoor seating in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and San Leandro.

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5 Bites: Korean Food On Temescal’s ‘Kimchi Row’

5 Bites: Korean Food On Temescal’s ‘Kimchi Row’

| June 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Luka’s Taproom, King of Falafel, La Costanera

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Luka’s Taproom, King of Falafel, La Costanera

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Oakland Creole pub food in Uptown Oakland, Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco, Contemporary Peruvian cuisine in Montara.

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More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open

More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

More options for beer lovers in Berkeley have recently popped up as Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are now open for business.

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First Impressions: The Dock at Linden Street

First Impressions: The Dock at Linden Street

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The eagerly anticipated The Dock at Linden Street, the joint venture from acclaimed chef/owner James Syhabout and Linden Street Brewery’s Adam Lamoreaux, opened yesterday in West Oakland.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City

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Dennis Leary’s Chef-Crafted Sandwiches at Cafe Terminus are an Excellent Lunch Choice

Dennis Leary’s Chef-Crafted Sandwiches at Cafe Terminus are an Excellent Lunch Choice

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef Dennis Leary and bartender Eric Passetti opened Cafe Terminus, a Financial District joint that operates as a restaurant by day and bar by night. Leary’s sandwiches have received much acclaim, but are they worth braving the lunch rush to eat? Kate Williams takes a look.

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A Guide to Great Outdoor Dining and Drinking in San Francisco

A Guide to Great Outdoor Dining and Drinking in San Francisco

| May 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

As summer starts, we want to sit outside to enjoy drinks and tasty treats. Try these outdoor dining spots and bars for the warm days and nights.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed this week include a cafe in Pinole serving California cuisine, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco serving Shanghainese cuisine, and a Sausalito restaurant serving Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots.

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Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is upon us, and there’s no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather — especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown’s Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.

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