photo: Christina Mitchell

How to Eat at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers

My brother’s been a 49er fan since forever and this is his 9th year as a season ticket holder.  We’ve seen the team win...
hopscotch, knife fight

Oakland Chefs on National TV

Oakland restaurants have been getting lots of press for a while, and now our chefs are making appearances on national TV.  There were two...
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Local Links

  Longitude just opened last week and the pictures look amazing.  Can’t wait to check it out. This sounds like the PERFECT way to...
peter's kettle corn opening

Get Ready for the Grand Opening Block Party at Peter’s Kettle Corn

I’ve been following Peter’s Kettle Corn on social media for a while, but didn’t get a chance to buy a bag until a couple...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House Opens in Oakland’s Jack London Square

Chef/Owner Rick Hackett opened Bocanova almost 5 years ago and his second Jack London Square restaurant opens on Tuesday, 8/19.  Jack’s Oyster Bar &...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Plum Reopens as Ume

I really enjoyed the creative small plates at Plum when it opened about almost four years ago.  Since then, there have been 7 or...
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Local Links

Here are some interesting links I’ve come across, including a cute idea for a vase, a fundraiser and a restaurant pre-opening party where everything...
photo: Christina Mitchell

The Do’s and Don’ts of Growing Zucchini

I’ve been growing tomatoes and peppers for a few years, and decided to add summer squash to my garden this summer.  Even after making...
photo: Christina Mitchell

How To Make Granola

  When Shawn Walker-Smith of Tart! Bakery introduced me to FuseBox’s KFC last year, we had a great conversation.  He’s a talented baker, so...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Shakewell Opens on Lakeshore

When Leigh from Flavorhood Oakland asked me to go to dinner at Shakewell, I immediately said YES.  It’s a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that just opened a...