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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
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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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19 June, 2014

Curry Up Now!

Curry Up Now!
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Curry Up Now! pulled us in for dinner with their lively logo, colorful chalkboard menu, and energetic vibe coming from their patrons. It’s a counter restaurant serving Indian-Mexican fusion, and if you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know I love experimentation. They play with the primary breads of both cultures, resulting
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3 December, 2013

Café Rumi

Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Castro Valley - CA on by : The Gourmez
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I have found it at last, a coffee shop with a relaxed vibe, good drinks, and hours past sundown a walkable distance from my apartment! If Café 4 were a mile closer, it’d win for local coffee shop options, but Café Rumi is a very acceptable runner-up, plus it stays open an hour later. Super
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14 September, 2012

El Agave (Durham) *CLOSED*

Comments : 4 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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El Agave 4814 N. Highway 55 Hwys. 54 & 55 Crossroads Durham El Agave is definitely in the Mexican American vein of cooking — think combo meals with the standard rice and beans versus street tacos. They have the appropriate giant margaritas to go with that, and their wait staff was super friendly and welcoming.
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19 November, 2010

Blue Corn Cafe

Blue Corn Cafe
Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Blue Corn Cafe 716 9th Street, Durham Website Entrees $8.95–$17.95 Mon—Thurs 11:30 am to 9 pm Fri—Sat 11:30 am to 9:30 pm For the second meeting of the Social Media Supper Club (an excuse to try-out restaurants with friends from Twitter who also love food) we went to the Blue Corn Cafe. They offer mainly
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16 July, 2010

Dos Perros (Downtown Durham)

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Dos Perros 200 N. Magnum Downtown Durham Website Entrees: $12-22 Dos Perros is an upscale, yet relaxed, Mexican restaurant that’s been open for about a year now. It is owned by the fabulous Charlie Deal, whom I call fabulous because I’m in love with his Chapel Hill restaurant, Jujube. Dos Perros focuses strongly on using
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10 December, 2009

Cafe Capistrano (Cary) — Restaurant Review *CLOSED*

Posted in : Dining in Cary - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Café Capistrano *CLOSED* 2250 Gathering Park Circle Carpenter Village, Cary Website Entrees: $10-16 I’d heard good reviews from some friends who live in Cary and Morrisville about Café Capistrano and one of those friends took me out to dinner there to thank me for editing her dissertation. It’s hidden away in the Carpenter Village development,
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