From the monthly archives: June 2013

I don’t usually find myself in Alameda, but I’ve had the chance to visit for dinner twice in the last four weeks. First it was tasting Shanghai soup dumplings at Ark, and last week it was pizza night at East End Pizza Co.

East End is at the beginning of the popular Park Street […]

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UPDATE: This restaurant closed its doors in early 2015.

There are some beautiful restaurants making a splash in the San Francisco dining scene lately, and one that hasn’t really gotten much press is Abbot’s Cellar.

The restaurant – in the white-hot 700 block of Valencia Street in the Mission district – is by the same […]

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Shelley Lindgren and Victoria Libin brought their upscale Italian concept A16 to Rockridge last month, infusing a bit of urban charm to the southside of College Avenue.

With a successful original restaurant in SanFrancisco’s Marina district and a Tokyo outlet, Lindgren and Libin’s Oakland outpost has a contemporary and refreshed decor, almost gutting out the […]

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It’s summertime, and many of you will be planning outdoor picnics or maybe even a Hawaiian luau? If you want to plan a luau, you definitely have to make my favorite Hawaiian dessert known as haupia, which is a form of coconut pudding.

I say you have to make it because 1) it’s super easy […]

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My latest food obsession is Shanghai soup dumplings, or xiao lung baos, and I’m pretty frustrated that I can’t find decent ones near my home in Oakland.

So after an Oakland A’s game, my friend Virginia suggested we check out Ark Chinese restaurant in Alameda. I rarely head out to Alameda because I don’t have […]

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UPDATE: This restaurant closed in 2014.

The 3-month-old Marrow still has the feel of a temporary space, from the daily specials scribbled on brown butcher paper to the limited seating.

This tiny lunch spot is the brainchild of Jon Kosorek, the former chef of Fork in San Anselmo who spent some time dishing up street […]

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Perfect timing for Pride Month, New York’s infamous Big Gay Ice Cream Truck served up its popular funtastic soft serve cone creations to the curious crowds at Golden Gate Park yesterday afternoon.

The food truck, the brainchild of Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff, was in town for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival. And […]

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On a beautiful day when I’m feeling like putting something healthy into my body, I head to The Plant Café Organic, an open and fun space right along the water on The Embarcadero.

The restaurant, which specializes in organic and sustainable food with a ton of vegetarian options, has grown to a bona fide local […]

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Kale is the new beet salad, it seems, at restaurants around the Bay Area. I’ve seen a kale salad on several menus lately, and that’s a good thing.

In the past, kale had a bad rep because – like tofu – it was introduced by healthy hippies who didn’t really prepare it in the best […]

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