Tag : berkeley

    Home / Posts tagged "berkeley"
14 October, 2016

Zing Cafe in Berkeley

Zing Cafe in Berkeley
Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Berkeley - CA on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Zing Café is located in the Marmot Mountain Works suite of buildings, a really unique complex done in old Storybook style right across the street from the Ashby BART station. The Marmont Mountain Works has been defunct for a number of years now— –but there are still plenty of businesses in working order within its
Read more

18 July, 2016

Find your Mac Daddy at Smoke’s Poutinerie!

Find your Mac Daddy at Smoke’s Poutinerie!
Comments : 4 Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I recently tried the Mac Daddy at Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley (2518 Durant Ave). Little did I know beforehand that there was such a thing as a poutinerie or that this Canadian chain had an outpost in the Bay Area! As a fan of fries, and a bigger fan of tons of crap thrown on
Read more

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 : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in Alameda, Breweries in Berkeley - CA, Breweries in Oakland - CA, Dining in Berkeley - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Publication News, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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
Read more

12 January, 2016

Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop

Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop
Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve wanted to try Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop for quite some time, but it is always flush with people, especially because there is little seating for what is obviously a popular shop. I prefer to enjoy good food right where I am, but the long countertop is only wide enough to fit maybe a foot’s
Read more

11 December, 2015

Mai Banh Mi

Mai Banh Mi
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve been eyeing this little corner spot since it opened in the home of a former bakery about 2 months ago. I love banh mi, so I was excited to have somewhere serving it that I could easily walk to from home. Inside are just a counter, kitchen, two tables, and a painting, so it’s
Read more

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
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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
Read more

1 September, 2015

Westbrae Biergarten

Westbrae Biergarten
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in Berkeley - CA, Cider, Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I had passed this cute little beer garden in Berkeley a couple of times while walking the Ohlone Parkway. Having spent my formative years in Santa Maria, CA, you can bet what drew my eye was not the incredibly appealing outdoor set-up with sculpted gardens— —but the signs just visible above the fence line that
Read more

23 July, 2015

La Bedaine

La Bedaine
Posted in : Bakeries, Grab and Go on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

La Bedaine is a tiny French bakery on the outside, but on the inside, it specializes in French cuisine that you can take home to cut a few steps out of dinner. That means vacuum-packed meals such as duck confit and coq au vin. For simple meanderers, such as myself, La Bedaine’s cheery yellow display
Read more

22 April, 2015

Farm Burger

Farm Burger
Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Christina of East Bay Dish invited me out on this media lunch to try Farm Burger in Berkeley. Obligatory disclaimer: Our meal was comped. Non-obligatory disclaimer: Our eyes may have been bigger than our stomachs as we pretty much tried two or more items from every section of their menu. Farm Burger is a small
Read more

22 May, 2014

Bay Area Foodie News

Bay Area Foodie News
Posted in : Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today on the blog, I’m talking about Cozymeal, a new Bay Area startup that got me super excited when I talked with one of the founders, Samad Nasserian, about the company. Why did it get me that excited? Let me count the reasons why: 1. Intimate meals you won’t find elsewhere. Cozymeal puts on dinners
Read more