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A Cozy Coffee Spot in Oakland’s Temescal Alley: The CRO Cafe

A Cozy Coffee Spot in Oakland’s Temescal Alley: The CRO Cafe

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tucked away inside a cozy storefront along the quaint corridor of Temescal Alley is north Oakland’s newest coffee shop, The CRO Cafe.

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Q&A with Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large

Q&A with Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large, who was recently re-elected and is a champion of food businesses as a way to grow and ultimately improve the city.

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East Bay Bagel Smackdown: Beauty’s vs. Authentic Bagel Co.

East Bay Bagel Smackdown: Beauty’s vs. Authentic Bagel Co.

| November 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Humble and homey, bagels are having their moment in Oakland. Beauty’s Bagel Shop and Authentic Bagel Company offer two new spots for Oaklanders to get their schmear on.

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Nido Expands Its Nest in Oakland

Nido Expands Its Nest in Oakland

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nido, a relatively new arrival to Oakland’s culinary scene, launched their dinner service this past week.

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Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

| September 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

The 4th annual Eat Real Festival kicks off with an evening of food trucks, music, meat and more. But was the much-hyped Meatopia just meatiocre?

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BBQ with the Oakland Fire Department

BBQ with the Oakland Fire Department

| July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may have to seek out the Oakland Fire Department’s corner of the People’s Choice category at the 2nd annual Bay Area BBQ Championship. But having tasted what Station 12 is bringing, I recommend looking for it, and saving some space. Recipes included.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles culinary artist Yasmin Golan, who lives in Oakland and has worked locally in the pop-up scene and restaurant world. Golan’s ideas on cooking and living are based around community and sustainability.

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Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz Kickstarts a New Venture: Victory Burger

Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz Kickstarts a New Venture: Victory Burger

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Victory Burger, the new venture from Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz, hopes to opens its later this year with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that’s currently underway.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Chef Chu’s, Lanesplitter, chiaroscuro

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Chef Chu’s, Lanesplitter, chiaroscuro

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Chef Chu’s (Los Altos), Lanesplitter (Oakland), chiaroscuro (San Francisco)

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Back A Yard, Green Chile Kitchen, Bay Wolf

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Back A Yard, Green Chile Kitchen, Bay Wolf

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill (Menlo Park), Green Chile Kitchen (San Francisco), Bay Wolf Restaurant (Oakland).

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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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Check, Please! Bay Area Season 7 Premiere: Gamine, Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 7 Premiere: Gamine, Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli

| April 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

The premier episode of season seven features these restaurants: Gamine (San Francisco), Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar (Oakland) and Davey Jones Deli (Sausalito).

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New Burger on the Block: Flipside

New Burger on the Block: Flipside

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Oakland, the Lake Merritt food scene is starting to get crowded with a newish crop of burger restaurants that have opened recently like Kwik-Way, Trueburger and now Flipside.

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The new Caffe 817 in Old Oakland

The new Caffe 817 in Old Oakland

Emily and Scott Goldenberg take Caffe 817 in a new, seasonally inspired direction for Old Oakland.

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