Doughnut Dolly was a term used in London for women who brought doughnuts and coffee to the troops during WWI. But a two-month-old donut shop of the same name that opened in Oakland is not a throwback to war times but an elegant modern bakeshop.
The tiny store opened in what’s known as Alley 49 [...]Read the full post →
Seems like the bagel is the latest hot comfort food in these parts, with several new bagel shops opening up – especially in Oakland.
One that got a lot of buzz when it first opened a few months ago is Beauty’s Bagel Shop on Telegraph Avenue (a couple of blocks from the MacArthur BART station). [...]Read the full post →
Oakland’s Jack London Square was ground zero this weekend for a gathering of food trucks and grass-roots food businesses showcasing the great tastes of the area, with crowds enjoying the warm weather and unique food.
In its fourth year, the Eat Real Festival hasn’t slowed down at all, although this year for some odd reason [...]Read the full post →
One sense that can really transport you to somewhere else, even if it’s just in your imagination, is the sense of smell. The fragrance of lavender puts you in the middle of lavender fields in Provence. The freshness of Meyer lemons take you to your grandmother’s backyard. And perhaps the scent of vanilla takes you [...]Read the full post →
Some of you might have been on a pub crawl. That is, if you can remember the night. But how about dropping in on four restaurants in one night?
That’s the concept behind Dishcrawl, a social dining experiment that gathers a bunch of food lovers together to roam a neighborhood and visit four (undisclosed) [...]Read the full post →
I’m not a coffee drinker, but if I were, Bicycle Coffee would be one of those places I’d check out.
A roaster that sells organic, fair-trade, Arabica coffee beans at various stores in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, its twist to the coffee world is that it delivers its beans on bikes from distribution spots [...]Read the full post →
The newly opened Local Café is hitching its wagon to the local sustainability gravy train, but to me its name takes a literal geographical definition because it’s just three blocks away from my apartment.
Opened next door to the popular Adesso on Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue, Local Café has a sleek, modern décor that’s part art [...]Read the full post →
Thousands showed up for this year’s version of the Eat Real Festival – everyone except the sun, that is.
After two years of perfect late summer weather along Jack London Square’s waterfront, where this smorgasbord of food truck and street food love takes place, this year was overcast skies and quite a bit of wind.
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What could glow like the warm winter flame in a fireplace or remind one of a sunset over a sandy beach during a long-needed vacation?
That’s what I pondered when I looked at the three balloon wine glasses in front of me filled with orange wine.
Orange wines have started to pop up around wine [...]Read the full post →
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