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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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5 Bites: Dollars to Delicious Doughnuts in the East Bay

5 Bites: Dollars to Delicious Doughnuts in the East Bay

| October 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Whether you want fancy or no-frills, the East Bay’s got a doughnut for you. Here’s five of my favorite places where I get my fried dough fix.

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International Cuisine: 5 Favorite Bay Area Specialty Food Shops

International Cuisine: 5 Favorite Bay Area Specialty Food Shops

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Here are five favorite specialty shops selling food and culinary goods imported from Spain, Japan, Russia, Germany and Italy. If you are curious to explore products from these countries or are nostalgic for the food and culture from any of these regions be sure to visit these shops. And, of course, there are so many more of these specialty stores in the Bay Area so please share your favorites.

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Burger Bonanza in the East Bay

Burger Bonanza in the East Bay

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Moxy Burger, The Bureau 510 and Grazzy Burgers are several of the latest arrivals to the East Bay burger scene.

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Alice Waters Talks About Chez Panisse Fire (VIDEO)

Alice Waters Talks About Chez Panisse Fire (VIDEO)

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

So sorry to hear about the fire at Chez Panisse early this morning. Listen to this moving interview from Alice Waters on the scene. My heart goes out to her and the entire Chez Panisse family.

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Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

Long live Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar! Owner Suzanne Drexhage talks with Stephanie Rosenbaum about the joys and challenges of opening her new Berkeley cafe on the site of the old Cafe Fanny.

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Off the Grid Rolls Into Southside Berkeley on Telegraph

Off the Grid Rolls Into Southside Berkeley on Telegraph

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Off the Grid street food empire continues to expand its markets in the East Bay and debuted another location in Berkeley last night.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Rivoli, The Chairman (Food Truck), Station House Café

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Rivoli, The Chairman (Food Truck), Station House Café

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Rivoli Restaurant (Berkeley), The Chairman (Food Truck in San Francisco, Bay Area), Station House Café (Point Reyes Station)

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Mexican Restaurant Comal Opens its Doors in Berkeley

Mexican Restaurant Comal Opens its Doors in Berkeley

| May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Comal, the new Mexican restaurant that opened last Friday in downtown Berkeley, was packed on the second night of its debut.

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Cruising for Caffeine – The East Bay Edition

Cruising for Caffeine – The East Bay Edition

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last spring, my friend Pamela Palma and I organized a big group bicycle ride that visited several of our favorite coffee shops and cafes in San Francisco. For our second annual event, we created an East Bay edition comprised of six stops spread throughout Oakland and Berkeley.

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Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.

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Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Get a retro sugar rush at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. Sugar coated nostalgia in candy you remember from your childhood (from Boomers to Millennials) and even turn of the last century tasty treasures from Abba-Zabba’s to Zotz.

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Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

| January 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kitchen on Fire, a cooking school based in the Gourmet Ghetto, opens a satellite classroom in West Berkeley this week.

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Casual East Bay Eats For Holiday Company

Casual East Bay Eats For Holiday Company

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Try this short list of fail-proof places in the East Bay. These are restaurants my husband and I go to if we’re feeling too lazy to cook or want to take folks out for a good, reasonably priced meal.

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