It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
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In the early 20th century, the area now known as Old Oakland was the commercial nerve center of the East Bay. Today, after a few decades in the shadows, the blocks bordered by 8th, 10th, Clay, and Washington streets are bustling once again. Exploring the area may only take an afternoon, but the charm of […]
post by Fatemeh Khatibloo-McClure “A lot of people are passionate about wine on different levels. For me, wine is a way of life.” Shelley Lindgren is one of a new breed in the wine trade. She’s a young, down-to-earth, urbanite, female sommelier. Add to that the fact that she’s a co-owner of one of San […]
“Back when I was just beginning to drink wine, I visited my aunt & uncle in Switzerland. Marc loved his glass of wine when he came back from the office and, though he could have afforded French or Italian wines, he drank the local wine from the place where he grew up. He taught me […]
I remember, long ago, my parents sitting around our dining room table with their friends, crystal stemware glowing from within like bowls full of rubies in the warmth of candlelight. Their hushed tones as they told “grown up” jokes dissolved into laughter that permeated the house and made me long to be a part of […]