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7 January, 2016

Granville Island

Granville Island
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada, Restaurants, Sake, Travel, Travel Guide for Vancouver, Canada on by : The Gourmez

Last month, I posted about the experience of using Nightswapping, a travel website and application, to make my first trip to Vancouver, Canada. This month, I’m blogging about my whirlwind tour of the city and giving you the chance to try Nightswapping with a code for a free night’s stay! Let’s start this series at
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30 November, 2015

Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Ah, it feels good to write a restaurant review! I’ve been so focused on wine following the annual Wine Bloggers Conference that dining and dishing has been low on the blog priority pole. So I’m happy to be back with my thoughts on an Oakland foodie landmark: Bakesale Betty. I expected to blog about this
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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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16 November, 2015

Infuse Your Meal at the Infusion Lounge When You Visit San Francisco

Infuse Your Meal at the Infusion Lounge When You Visit San Francisco
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory Disclaimer: This post was written and sponsored by Groupon.   Why is Groupon so excited to tell you about this San Francisco hot spot? Because it’s a chance to show off their  feature, Groupon Pages, which just turned a year old! What is it? “A directory of businesses across the country, including thousands of restaurants.
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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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1 October, 2015

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala
Comments : 4 Posted in : Chardonnay Rose, Dining in Concord - CA, Events, Port, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, 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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