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5 Bites: Get The Scoop On East Bay Ice Cream

5 Bites: Get The Scoop On East Bay Ice Cream

| August 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Check out this list of newer ice cream spots in the East Bay that draw upon organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

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First Look: Homestead Restaurant in Oakland’s Piedmont Neighborhood

First Look: Homestead Restaurant in Oakland’s Piedmont Neighborhood

| August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Homestead Restaurant, opened by Fred and Elizabeth Sassen, is a high-quality addition to the Piedmont neighborhood.

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Liam Mayclem Takes You (and Jason Priestley) “Inside the Kitchen” on San Francisco Food Tours

Liam Mayclem Takes You (and Jason Priestley) “Inside the Kitchen” on San Francisco Food Tours

| August 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Liam Mayclem is media star behind The Foodie Chap series and has cooked with the world’s top chefs. Mayclem is now giving behind-the-scenes culinary tours in San Francisco, a food-meets-travel trend that is growing in popularity throughout the world.

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Six Ounces to Fine: Perestroika at Periscope Cellars

Six Ounces to Fine: Perestroika at Periscope Cellars

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Only someone deep into or near the aristocracy of wine can stage a movement akin to Gorbachev’s Perestroika. Enter winemaker and some-time sommelier Brendan Eliason of Periscope Cellars.

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5 Bites: Grab A Slice At These East Bay Pizzerias

5 Bites: Grab A Slice At These East Bay Pizzerias

| August 6, 2013 | 10 Comments

Here’s five spots in the East Bay that I head to when I’m craving a solid slice of pizza.

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Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

After 30 years of running the Thai restaurant Old Weang Ping, a locals’ favorite in East Oakland, owners Pat and Jook Sawanwatana are finally retiring. Does this mean the end of Old Weang Ping Village as we know it? Certainly not.

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Tribune Tavern Opens for Brunch: A Sneak Peek

Tribune Tavern Opens for Brunch: A Sneak Peek

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tribune Tavern brings brunch to 13th and Franklin in downtown Oakland.

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Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Edible Excursions owner Lisa Rogovin explains what a typical week for a food tour company operator looks like. It’s not all about what she eats.

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5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

| July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Craving tasty Southeast Asian fare? Check out these five Vietnamese restaurants in Oakland.

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Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picketers in seven cities say McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains should pay employees $15 an hour. But the restaurant industry says that would force those companies to cut jobs.

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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids’ Meals And Toys

Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids’ Meals And Toys

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kids’ meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald’s. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids’ meals.

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Perfect Party Food: Crushed Fig and Prosciutto Crostini

Perfect Party Food: Crushed Fig and Prosciutto Crostini

| July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This crostini topped with jammy mashed up figs, salty prosciutto, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze — inspired by Locanda — is simple, sublime, and perfect party food.

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5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

| July 18, 2013 | 7 Comments

Overwhelmed by the offerings in Oakland’s Chinatown? Check out these five local favorites.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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