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Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

| September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

The 3rd Annual Eat Real Festival kicked off their food extravaganza this past weekend. I’ve attended the event since its inception and have always come away with a full, happy belly.

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Adesso: Oakland’s Best Happy Hour

Adesso: Oakland’s Best Happy Hour

| June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews Adesso’s fantastic happy hour on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.

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LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 1

LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 1

| June 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Brick Hut Cafe was a haven for lesbians and gay men, an information center for LGBT activists, an anchor for a diverse community that included working girls, bad-boys, suburban queens, transmen and transwomen. We were the Dyke Diner: the Lesbian Luncheonette: the Chick Hut: the Brick Hug.

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2011 Oakland Greek Festival

2011 Oakland Greek Festival

| May 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

This weekend, be sure to catch the 2011 Oakland Greek Festival. Dance, shop, eat, and just enjoy the all-around good cheer. OPA!

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The Artisan Kitchen in Richmond: A Cooperative Cooking Space

The Artisan Kitchen in Richmond: A Cooperative Cooking Space

| April 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Learn why local food producers give The Artisan Kitchen, a commercial, cooperative cooking space in Richmond, high marks as a place to build their budding businesses.

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Oakland’s Southie Converts a Sandwich Skeptic

Oakland’s Southie Converts a Sandwich Skeptic

| March 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon details how she turned one sandwich skeptic into a believer at Oakland’s Southie.

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Food Secrets of Chef/Author Tanya Holland

Food Secrets of Chef/Author Tanya Holland

| February 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Tanya Holland is the Chef/Owner of Southern cooking hotspot Brown Sugar Kitchen (BSK) in West Oakland, where cornmeal waffles and fried chicken are among the menu highlights. BSK reflects her interpretation of soul food, with influences from her African-American heritage, formal French cooking training, and “a general appreciation of a wide variety of cuisines.” She shared her favorite spots to eat, drink and shop for food in the Bay Area.

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Food Secrets of Writer and Cookbook Author Vanessa Barrington

Food Secrets of Writer and Cookbook Author Vanessa Barrington

| January 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Vanessa Barrington is a food writer and cookbook author based in the Temescal District in Oakland. She is the author of the recently published D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food From Scratch and co-authored Heirloom Beans with Steve Sando. Vanessa shared her local food secrets with BAB as well as a couple of recipes from her book.

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Food Secrets of Chef/Restaurateur/Writer Daniel Patterson

Food Secrets of Chef/Restaurateur/Writer Daniel Patterson

| January 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Daniel Patterson is a self-taught chef well known to eaters and readers for his food, expanding Bay Area restaurant group, and writing. His fine dining Coi Restaurant opened in 2006 in San Francisco, and won two Michelin stars in 2008. Frank Bruni of the New York Times named Coi as a top ten new restaurant outside of New York, and the San Francisco Chronicle awarded Coi four stars. Patterson opened a more casual concept called Il Cane Rosso in the Ferry Building in 2009. Plum opened in Oakland last year. On December 1st, Patterson reported on his Twitter feed that he was the soup cook “at least for a little while” for the Plum lunch debut. Bay Area Bites caught up with Patterson soon after that via phone interview.

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Nibblers Eatery: A Deep East Bay Oasis

Nibblers Eatery: A Deep East Bay Oasis

| January 4, 2011 | 10 Comments

While the Pleasant Hill area doesn’t exactly evoke visions of decadent cheese plates, fine wines, locally grown produce, or handcrafted chocolate desserts, that’s what you’ll find on the menu at Nibblers.

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