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6 November, 2015

New Localwise Post: Behind the Brick Walls of Oakland’s New Mixed-Use Development – The Hive!

New Localwise Post: Behind the Brick Walls of Oakland’s New Mixed-Use Development – The Hive!
Posted in : Announcements, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Oakland - CA, Breweries in Oakland - CA, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Publication News, Restaurants, Writing on by : becca

Darling readers, I neglected to inform you that I had a new Localwise post go up a couple of weeks ago! I guess that’s what happens when you’re traveling the majority of October…oops. This one is all about the retail businesses now opened and opening soon at Oakland’s newest redesigned city block, the Hive. I
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16 October, 2015

Win a 3-Night Historic Haunts of New Orleans Trip!

Win a 3-Night Historic Haunts of New Orleans Trip!
Posted in : Announcements, Travel Guide for New Orleans - LA on by : becca

Readers, I don’t often post information from press releases, but this sounds like an excellent contest, and could there be better timing than Halloween for it? Historic Hotels of America is sponsoring an impressive getaway contest that will stick you in a fantastic hotel in a great, central New Orleans location and hook you up
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22 September, 2015

Pairing Suggestions for Indaba Wines

Pairing Suggestions for Indaba Wines
Comments : 1 Posted in : Announcements, Chenin Blanc, Food, Other Red Blends, Product Reviews, Red Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

Last week, I posted about the Cape Classics National Braai Day contest running through September 28, 2015. As promised in that post, here are my reviews of two affordable, and food-ready, Indaba Wines to help you on your quests to compose a winning entry, and most importantly, have a tasty, tasty, fire-cooked braai meal. Obligatory
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15 September, 2015

New Localwise Post! 3 Cheese Shops for Your Every Cheese Whim

New Localwise Post! 3 Cheese Shops for Your Every Cheese Whim
Posted in : Announcements, Cheesemongers, Dining in Oakland - CA, Grab and Go, Restaurants, Writing on by : becca

In case you missed it, my next post is now live at the Localwise community blog! This one is on cheese shops in the Elmwood, Temescal, and Rockridge neighborhoods, which just so happen to be the closest neighborhoods to me…okay, they are conveniently the closest neighborhoods to me. I am blessed with amazing cheese options
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20 August, 2015

Forage for Porcini in Italy with Punk Domestics!

Posted in : Announcements, Events on by : becca

My friend Sean Timberlake, founder of the beautiful Punk Domestics canning and preservation blog, has been leading hands-on culinary tours to Italy since 2012.  He has two coming up, 10/8/15–10/14/15 and 1/14/16–1/20/16, based out of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. These are can’t miss experiences for those of you who love diving deep into food
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5 August, 2015

Guest Blogging at Localwise!

Guest Blogging at Localwise!
Posted in : Announcements, Writing on by : becca

About two weeks ago, my first guest blog for Localwise went up! Localwise, you say? What’s that? Well, my friends, it’s a Berkeley-based start-up that’s essentially a classifieds board for local jobs. They began with listings in Berkeley and Oakland only, but after six months of operation, they’ve expanded to Alameda, Emeryville, and San Francisco
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9 June, 2015

The Gourmez is Reborn!

The Gourmez is Reborn!
Posted in : Announcements on by : becca

Welcome back to the Gourmez! In August 2013, when we moved to the Bay Area, I combined all of my writing pursuits into one main site, RebeccaGomezFarrell.com. At the time, housing them together made the most sense for my sanity–too many sites to manage was too much in the midst of such a huge life
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