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Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service Cafe Shines

Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service Cafe Shines

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eagerly awaiting the opening for months, Megan Gordon scopes out the new Boot and Shoe Service morning cafe on Grand Avenue in Oakland.

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Coffee Bar Event: What’s Hapa’nin’ Now

Coffee Bar Event: What’s Hapa’nin’ Now

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

When you arrive at a pop-up restaurant 35 minutes before service is supposed to begin, and there’s already a crowd milling around the outdoor patio, and a cheery host tells you to expect an hour-long wait — you imagine that the meal is the draw. When the food doesn’t measure up to your expectations — admittedly pretty high under the circumstances — you wonder if the kitchen isn’t playing catch-up to marketing — the sort of fashionable frenzy only a well-oiled social networking machine can generate.

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Getting Smart: A Drink for Every Mood

| April 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Is there a drink for every occasion and mood? When one reaches for the bottle for any given reason, Deborah Pardes of Get Smart Radio wanted to know “which one?”

On April 1st, Pardes invited mixlogist Brian MacGregor of Jardenière and wine wiz Debbie Zachareas to discuss The Heart of Drinking: The Psychology of Mixology and Enology at Coffee Bar– a place where, appropriately, the beverages of choice are much less about caffeine and more about alcohol in the darker hours of the day.

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Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar

| April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

This was supposed to be an easy-does-it post… Go to Coffee Bar. Go to Coffee Bar to get a beautiful, just-for-you cup of Clover-made coffee. Go to Coffee Bar because it is not Starbucks, which, not surprisingly, is just around the corner. And then, upon my second trip into the place, I bugged the barista […]

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