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28 July, 2017

Farley’s East Expansion and New Menu

Farley’s East Expansion and New Menu
Comments : 3 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Farley’s East (33 Grand Ave) has been a fixture of Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood for eight years now, and after the space next door opened up, owners Chris and Amy Hillyard jumped at the chance to expand the shop. Especially as the purchase would mean that Farley’s East would finally acquire a full kitchen! Yes, it’s
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20 November, 2015

Take a Virtual Tour of Oakland’s the Hive in time for Firebrand’s Grand Opening!

Take a Virtual Tour of Oakland’s the Hive in time for Firebrand’s Grand Opening!
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Oakland - CA, Breweries in Oakland - CA, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

A few weeks ago, I promised you a more intensive–dare I say sneakier?–sneak peek into Oakland’s the Hive development. Over at Localwise, I wrote a quick article summarizing all the retail businesses onsite, but I took a lot more pictures than the published ones, and they’re sure to entice you in.  And what better time is
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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 : 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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31 March, 2015

Sweet Bar Bakery

Sweet Bar Bakery
Comments : 6 Posted in : Bakeries, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Grab and Go, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

There’s a lot that I love about Sweet Bar Bakery: their commitment to locally sourced, fair trade, and cage-free ingredients; that they know the difference between a latte and a cortado; that you can usually get a seat without too much of a hassle on a weekday. But I’m befuddled by how their baked goods,
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