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Now & Then: Bocanova

In getting ready for my 5th anniversary, I went through my archives and found some unpublished content from 2009.  It was interesting to read...
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I disagree with most of 7×7’s Oakland lists, but The Big Eat is actually pretty accurate. The Pig & Pickle is now open for...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Then & Now: Cupkates Truck

In getting ready for my 5th anniversary, I went through the archives and found some unpublished content from 2009.  It’s interesting to read the...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Now & Then: Taste Of Africa

In getting ready for my 5th anniversary, I went through the archives and found some unpublished content from 2009.  It’s interesting to read the...
photo: Christina Mitchell

5th Anniversary Party at Kingston 11

It was the beginning of the East Bay restaurant boom when I started east bay dish five years ago. There were no weekly food...
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A16 Rockridge starts morning and afternoon cafe service

A few weeks ago, A16 Rockridge started morning and afternoon cafe service:  ”Every trip we make to Italy is a source of inspiration and...
Michelle Obama turnip for what

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Turnip for what? I’m loving Growing East, this blog I just found.  It’s interesting to see the East Bay through the eyes of someone...
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How to celebrate Oktoberfest at home

Butchers from Northern California and Nevada Whole Foods entered an original sausage competition last month.  The top three were chosen and I was offered a chance...
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plank brings beer, bowling and bocce to Oakland

The former Barnes & Noble in Jack London Square has been turned into 50,000 square foot plank, a bowling alley, bocce and beer garden,...
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Mamacitas Cafe: serving donuts and empowering young women in Oakland

Renee Geesler and Shana Lancaster started Mamacitas Cafe back in June.  It’s a mobile cafe that trains and empowers young women with leadership and entrepreneurial...