12 days of gifts, wine

12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the wine enthusiast

Because sometimes the perfect gift is a bottle of wine… Farmstead Cheeses & Wine Lusu Cellars East Bay Vintners Alliance Ordinaire
12 days of gifts, chocoholic

12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the chocoholic

This is for the chocolate lover in your life.  You know who I’m talking about. Chocolatier Blue Vice Chocolates Coco Délice The Xocolate Bar
12 days of gifts, carnivore

12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the carnivore

I mean, who doesn’t love bacon? Oaktown Jerk Boucherie The Local Butcher Shop Damn Fine Bacon
12 days of gifts, urban farmer, east bay dish

12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the urban farmer

Give the gift of growing your own… Aqua Farm Farm City Mushroom Farm Pollinate
12 days of gifts, sweet tooth

12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the sweet tooth

Marshmallows, chocolate and candied bacon caramel corn…locally made by talented artisans Chunky Pig IndieCakes Little Shop Artisan Box Sugar Knife
12 days of gifts, cookbooks, east bay dish

12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the cookbook collector

These are all NEW cookbooks by local authors and you can even get a couple signed at The Pasta Shop this weekend! Flavor Flours...
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Local Links

Free parking, Oakland BBQ sauce and all you can drink mimosas: Parking is free in Oakland every Saturday through the end of the year,...
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12 days of local gifts for food lovers: the hungry tourist

Food tours are good for staycations AND vacations. Savor Oakland See. Eat. Love. Rockridge Food Tour Edible Excursions
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The Bourbon Tasting Flight at Pican

If you like bourbon, you should definitely try a tasting flight at Picán.  They had over 100 different bourbons, which was one of the...
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Dim Sum at East Ocean

When my friend Ben of Focus Snap Eat heard that I hadn’t had dim sum since middle school, he organized a brunch at East...