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...
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Local Links 7/25/14

Here are some interesting links I came across this week: I thought it was weird at first, but after visiting my parent’s house, I...
photo: Christina Mitchell

The Smartest Way to Shop at a Farmer’s Market in Oakland

This post, The Smartest Way to Shop at a Farmer’s Market, has several useful suggestions but I have a few more to add, especially...
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San Mateo: The Best Small Town for Food

I love living in the East Bay, but I also love to explore!  This is a new series for food that’s worth a trip...
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How To Have a Good Urban Wine Xperience

East Bay Vintners Alliance is hosting the 9th Annual Urban Wine Xperience.  I went last year with a friend and even though it was...
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Living in the Laurel: Farmer Joe’s

Since moving to the Laurel District a few months ago, and I’ve been exploring the small businesses that are close to my apartment.  Welcome...
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Texas Caviar Recipe

Afro-Vegan is a beautiful cookbook by Bryant Terry, who lives in Oakland with his family.  The photographs are stunning and the African textile prints...
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Local Links 7/18/14

This is where I share some links that were interesting to me: events this weekend, inspirational quotes and more! Congratulations to Fenton’s for 120...
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Ozumo Offers Cheese & Sake Pairing in July

Did you know that sake and cheese go together?  I didn’t either – until I was invited to check out Ozumo’s July special.  Chef...
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Feastly: Connecting Talented Cooks With Adventurous Eaters

Have you heard of Feastly?  It’s like the Airbnb for dinner, or a website where talented cooks can connect with adventurous eaters.  Steve Price...