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First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new fast-food bento shop offers a Taiwanese take on the single-portion meal.

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Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Long, former cocktail maestra at Forbidden Island, has opened Longitude, which feels like your very own Polynesian living room, with fabulous drinks.

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Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

| September 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.

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Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local celebrity restaurant duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have just opened Urchin Bistrot, an impressive French restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Is it a bar or is it a restaurant? Townie, Berkeley’s newest neighborhood drink-and-dine, is off to a stellar start on both counts.

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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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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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VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

| July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Need some caffeine or some new cycling gear? Jennifer Leeper and Ross Del Duca recently opened a cafe and bike shop to serve their community in Bayview.

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Tempeh-Lovers Now Have Two Bay Area-Made Options

Tempeh-Lovers Now Have Two Bay Area-Made Options

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Until recently, the only tempeh available at local grocery stores was pasteurized and made across the country. Meet Alive & Healing and rhizocali, two Bay Area unpasteurized tempehs that can be found in the freezer section.

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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 | 3 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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