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A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s Veronica Foods is supplying 30 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to thousands of Sochi athletes and journalists in a supply chain that stretches across the globe.

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Liberian and Burmese Refugees Celebrate Christmas in Oakland

Liberian and Burmese Refugees Celebrate Christmas in Oakland

| December 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some refugees celebrated Christmas before coming to the U.S, others didn’t. But once they’re here, Christmas often becomes a time for family to come together. Here are two stories about how refugees in Oakland celebrate the holidays with their own traditions, and their own cultural foods.

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These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that’s worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

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Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Bison Brewery decided to grow hops in Oakland they didn’t expect to end up with plants all over the city, 40 kegs of specially-brewer beer and a festival this weekend. But, that’s what they harvested.

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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 | 4 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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Food & Spirituality: Celebrating Meskel With Ethiopians in Oakland

Food & Spirituality: Celebrating Meskel With Ethiopians in Oakland

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Meskel is one of the biggest holidays on the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. As with many religious congregations, the numbers of “casual” visitors swell on days like these, and the Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church is ready to throw a big welcoming party.

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5 Bites: Drink a Cuppa Coffee in Oakland

5 Bites: Drink a Cuppa Coffee in Oakland

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

You’ll never be at a loss for finding a good cup of coffee in Oakland as there’s a wealth of places to choose from, and here’s five cafes that make a fine brew.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Naschmarkt, Café  Tiramisu, Wood Tavern

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Naschmarkt, Café Tiramisu, Wood Tavern

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Naschmarkt (Campbell), Café Tiramisu (San Francisco), Wood Tavern (Oakland). Watch Leslie Sbrocco share her wine tips about Oregon wines.

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Ethiopian cooking classes with Brundo in West Oakland

Ethiopian cooking classes with Brundo in West Oakland

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Twice a week, Brundo offers Ethiopian cooking classes, both vegan and traditional options, with a sit-down meal to follow.

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Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five suggestions for eliciting summertime romance over comfort food and a full belly.

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Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

| September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jonathan Darr at Oakland Local shares his basic “Go-To” restaurant criteria and highlights one of his favorite “Oakland Go-To” spots — a Thai/Lao restaurant on International Boulevard.

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First Look: Desco’s Regional Italian Arrives in Old Oakland

First Look: Desco’s Regional Italian Arrives in Old Oakland

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Desco, run by Chef Donato Scotti, opens in Old Oakland, offering delicious regional Italian and an inviting atmosphere.

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Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Former Top Chef contestants Jennifer Biesty and Tim Nugent have turned to Kickstarter to fund their new project: Shakewell Bar and Kitchen — a restaurant that will offer Mediterranean brunch, lunch and dinner with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients.

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First Look: Homestead Restaurant in Oakland’s Piedmont Neighborhood

First Look: Homestead Restaurant in Oakland’s Piedmont Neighborhood

| August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Homestead Restaurant, opened by Fred and Elizabeth Sassen, is a high-quality addition to the Piedmont neighborhood.

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