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22 December, 2016

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa
Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Walnut Creek, Port/Sherry Wines, Red Wine, Restaurants, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

For the second year in a row, I had the honor of attending the Sustainable Contra Costa Awards Gala, an annual fundraiser and ceremony honoring businesses and individuals who’ve modelled sustainable practices in Contra Costa County. Lest you get confused, the event took place in September, not December! I’m a little behind on my blog
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2 May, 2016

4 Beer Gardens in the East Bay with Extra Bang for Your Buck – Localwise Post

4 Beer Gardens in the East Bay with Extra Bang for Your Buck – Localwise Post
Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Berkeley, CA, Dining in Oakland, CA, Publication News, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

You may have noticed my recent post on Telegraph Beer Garden? I went there to gather info for my new Localwise article: 4 Beer Gardens in the East Bay with Extra Bang for Your Buck! You can head over and read that article now, but I also have full reviews here on the other beer
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26 April, 2016

Telegraph Beer Garden

Telegraph Beer Garden
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Oakland, CA, Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked past Telegraph Beer Garden and never been entirely sure there’s anything there. That’s because I’m usually trekking into downtown Oakland a little before their weekday hours begin, so all I see is a big, black gate, a peeling sign, and a few windows I can’t peer
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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 in the Bay Area, CA, Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee in Oakland, CA, Dining in Oakland, CA, Publication News, Restaurants, Writing on by : The Gourmez

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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1 October, 2015

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala
Comments : 4 Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Concord, Events, Port/Sherry Wines, Red Wine, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez

How often do you get to chat with winemakers fresh from harvest with the purple hands to prove it and chefs young and old describing their locally sourced dishes all while helping advance the cause of sustainability with a ticket purchase and silent auction bid on more amazing foodstuffs? Okay, for me, it’s fairly often.
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10 July, 2014

Minneapolis Blogging: Minnehaha Falls and Hiawatha

Minneapolis Blogging: Minnehaha Falls and Hiawatha
Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Minneapolis, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Minneapolis, MN on by : The Gourmez

On my third trip to Minneapolis this past May, I felt the challenge of figuring out what was left for me to tour in the area. I’d conquered the Chain of Lakes, the Walker Museum, the Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie Theater, the Mall of America, and plenty of delicious eats and drinks downtown. Yet somehow,
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1 April, 2013

Kinston, NC, Blogging: Mother Earth Brewing

Posted in : Bars in Kinston, NC, Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Travel, Travel Guide for Kinston, NC on by : The Gourmez

In my first blog on this day trip to Kinston, I mentioned being pleasantly surprised to see Mother Earth Brewing loom up as we entered downtown. My husband is a fan of their Weeping Willow Wit, a Belgian-style beer that is often his choice when picking a local draft from a restaurant, so stumbling upon
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8 February, 2011

Fullsteam’s First Frost

Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake on by : The Gourmez

Fullsteam’s First Frost Persimmon Winter Ale Getting word of this beer’s production is what first introduced me to Fullsteam and their Southern-agriculture-inspired brews. I adore persimmon. I believe persimmons (and avocados) are a gift from the gods, and the label on this very limited edition bottling (mine is #402 of 800) agrees as it expounds
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