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24 April, 2017

Affordable Vinho Verde Varietals and Vintages

Affordable Vinho Verde Varietals and Vintages
Posted in : Alvarinho / Albarino, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Vinho Verde, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

White wines from the Portuguese Vinho Verde region are some of my favorites, so I jumped at the chance to try a quartet of them last month in San Francisco. Obligatory disclaimer: The food and Vinho Verde wines I’m about to write about were provided for free to me from Benson Marketing, which represents the
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30 January, 2017

I’m a Local Guide on Stay.Com!

I’m a Local Guide on Stay.Com!
Posted in : Announcements, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Oakland, CA on by : The Gourmez

Stay.Com is a mobile travel guide with a beautiful interface that I’m thrilled to be featured on! That fancy new badge you see on the right side of the screen, or bottom of the screen if you’re on your phone, announces me as a Stay.Com local expert. The company recruits culinary professionals and new media
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22 December, 2016

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa
Posted in : Dining in Walnut Creek - CA, Fortified Wine, Port, Red Wine, Restaurants, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, 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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5 December, 2016

The Lunchpad in San Francisco

The Lunchpad in San Francisco
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Spirits, Vodka, Watering Holes in San Francisco - CA on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer: This post is based on a media event held by the Lunchpad, so portions are sized down and it was all free to me. The Lunchpad has been holding court in Hayes Valley’s Noir Lounge for about three years now, transforming the posh, gothic nightlife space into . . . a posh, gothic
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12 September, 2016

Persona Pizzeria

Persona Pizzeria
Posted in : Dining in Santa Rosa - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

What is Persona Pizzeria? Obligatory disclaimer: I was asked to do this review by Persona Pizzeria. Thus, all food and beverage described in this post were free. Persona Pizzeria is a fast-expanding small chain with a fantastic reason for it: they make customizable Neapolitan-style pizza to order with quality ingredients from flour to toppings ….
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29 July, 2016

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Recipes, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Consider this post bonus material from the Pure Leaf Travelling Teahouse event I went to in June. In case you missed it (write-up here),  Pure Leaf is touring the country to promote their new Teahouse Collection, and for the Bay Area, they partnered with Matthew Accarrino, the acclaimed, Italian-leaning chef at Michelin-starred SPQR in the Fillmore.
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