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10 February, 2017

The Union Square Hilton’s Urban Tavern

The Union Square Hilton’s Urban Tavern
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: My Urban Tavern meal, reviewed in this post, was entirely free to me. When I visited the Cityscape Lounge last fall, high up on the 46th floor of the Union Square Hilton, Executive Chef Michael Vaughn was still working on the vision for remodeling the hotel’s ground floor restaurant, Urban Tavern. But he
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5 May, 2016

Brotzeit Lokal

Brotzeit Lokal
Comments : 1 Posted in : Cider, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Brotzeit Lokal is memorable for more than being a mouthful to pronounce. We all love beer gardens, right? So what makes a beer garden even better? A beautiful view! You can see it from inside the tinted glass walls of Brotzeit’s dining room, but the open-air patio is where that beer garden pull is strongest.
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12 April, 2016

Ba-Bite

Ba-Bite
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Ba-Bite is an order at the counter, casual restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern comfort food. The name is a play on the Hebrew word babait, which evokes home cooking. Mica Talmor, the executive chef and co-owner of Ba-Bite and Savoy Events catering company along with her husband Robert Gott, is an Isreali-Jewish woman and most
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23 March, 2016

Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern
Posted in : Crement d’Alsace, Crement d’Alsace Rose, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Wood Tavern is a near universally acclaimed restaurant in north Oakland, at least among my circles. It’s upscale in terms of prices and dish sophistication, although the atmosphere is casual, assuming casual is what you’d call elbow-to-elbow lack of space and sucking in your stomach so you don’t knock over the neighboring diner’s wine glass
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20 April, 2012

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Doolin’s Irish Pub 3211 Shannon Road South Square, Durham Website Entrees: $8 — $15 Doolin’s Irish Pub is the newest restaurant in the same office building that houses G2B. This building has been notoriously harsh to its restaurants — the location is off the beaten path across the street from the Bank of America on
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26 March, 2012

Biryani House

Posted in : Dining in Cary - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Biryani House 744-A East Chatham Street Chatham Square, Downtown Cary Website Entrees: $8 to $13 I’m always looking for Indian food that blows me away in the Triangle, and Biryani House made a pretty good attempt at that. Only Saffron has done better, and because it’s on the pricier side, my quest for more affordable,
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19 March, 2012

Pauly Dogs

Comments : 1 Posted in : Food Trucks, Stands, and Carts, Grab and Go on by : The Gourmez
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Pauly Dogs Bryan Center Plaza Duke Campus $3.75—$4.50 per dog Cash or Duke meal points only Pauly Dogs is a cart that permanently resides on the pedestrian bridge at the Bryan Center Plaza on Duke’s campus. Being a fan of hot dogs with crazy toppings—-it’s more about the toppings than the meat for me—-I decided
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15 March, 2012

Nonfiction Bragging: WRAL Out & About Review of Southern Rail

Posted in : Announcements, Dining in Carrboro - NC, Restaurants, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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You may have missed it last week—I know I did—but my second review for WRAL’s Out and About was published. This time, I visited Southern Rail in Carrboro to check out their dining scene, knowing full well that the drinking scene is worthwhile! Here are the results: Southern Rail is a nightlife and dining complex in
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30 January, 2012

The District

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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I posted this review over at Carpe Durham earlier today. It’s of a practically secret restaurant—amp up your excitement levels! Okay, not too high, though. The District 410 Blackwell Street The American Tobacco District $6–$11 Head inside the glass doors by the waterfall at the bottom floor of the Fowler Building in the Tobacco District,
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7 December, 2011

Yamazushi

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Yamazushi 4711 Hope Valley Road Woodcroft, Durham Website Yamazushi is a Japanese restaurant that’s been in the Woodcroft Shopping Center since 1986, owned by the same husband and wife pair, George and Mayumi Yamazawa. I’ve been once before, at least four years ago, and it struck me then as your standard sushi and teriyaki restaurant
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