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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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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 : The Gourmez

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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6 August, 2015

Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook for Sale!

Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook for Sale!
Comments : 1 Posted in : Publication News, Recipes, Writing on by : The Gourmez

What’s that? I share a contributor credit with such famous speculative fiction writers as Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, Mary Robinette Kowal, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Jim C. Hines? You bet I do! The Ad Astra 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook came to be when a few  fellow illustrious Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of
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5 August, 2015

Guest Blogging at Localwise!

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

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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19 August, 2014

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews
Comments : 1 Posted in : Wine, Writing on by : The Gourmez

Shortly before I headed out to the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), I agreed to watch a demo of the new Quini app with Roger Noueim, the company’s CEO. Excepting the occasionally slow search functions, it works beautifully on iPhone, iPad, and the desktop. I’m mostly using a beta version for Android, which is much,
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22 July, 2014

WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference

WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 12 Posted in : Events, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014, Writing on by : The Gourmez

It’s been a little over a week since I returned home from the Wine Bloggers Conference in Buellton (WBC14), and I’ve had enough time to form some opinions on the experience. Overwhelmingly, those opinions are good, and they come from the perspective of a first-time attendee who didn’t entirely know what to expect from the
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19 December, 2013

Food Writing Bragging: A Food Tour Through the South’s Tastiest Town at WRAL

Food Writing Bragging: A Food Tour Through the South’s Tastiest Town at WRAL
Posted in : Bakeries, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Dining in Durham - NC, Grab and Go, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Durham - NC, Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC, Writing on by : The Gourmez

Imagine my shock when I realized I never posted here on this article I wrote for WRAL’s Out and About back in May! I do try to make sure you all know when I have new writing out for your perusing eyes, but this one slipped through my fingers. It’s surprising because it’s actually one
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