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16 July, 2017

Visit Lodi for…Food Worth Finding!

Visit Lodi for…Food Worth Finding!
Comments : 3 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Dining in Lodi - CA, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Lodi - CA, Travel, Travel Guide for Lodi, CA on by : The Gourmez
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In late May, the Visit Lodi tourism bureau invited me and a few other bloggers out for a press trip introducing us to all Lodi has to offer for a weekend trip. The word has spread about Lodi’s quality grapes and up-and-coming wine estates, but there’s not a lot out there yet on what else
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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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12 January, 2016

Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop

Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop
Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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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
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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
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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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29 September, 2015

Woodhouse Fish Co.

Woodhouse Fish Co.
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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On the northeastern border of the Mission and the Castro, after having spent an afternoon tasting wines from Bliss Imports, I came across what looked like an oasis for my crustacean-loving heart. The sunny restaurant gave me the impression it would soon fill up, though I was walking by at only 5 pm. Not only
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9 June, 2015

The Gourmez is Reborn!

The Gourmez is Reborn!
Posted in : Announcements on by : The Gourmez
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Welcome back to the Gourmez! In August 2013, when we moved to the Bay Area, I combined all of my writing pursuits into one main site, RebeccaGomezFarrell.com. At the time, housing them together made the most sense for my sanity–too many sites to manage was too much in the midst of such a huge life
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5 February, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #7 at Farmerbrown

Mac & Cheese Night #7 at Farmerbrown
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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First Mac & Cheese Night of 2015! This outing took us to Farmerbrown, just about a block from the Powell St. BART stop in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our original location was meant to be Grub in the Mission District, but it turns out Grub must have closed sometime in December! That makes
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30 October, 2014

Mac & Cheese Night #5: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Mac & Cheese Night #5: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Fifth macaroni and cheese night already? And I’m not even sick of the stuff yet. I must say, though, that all this mac and cheese analysis has affected my standards. Let’s just say that a recent order from a fast food chain was NOT up to snuff. Bright orange sauce lacking flavor and overcooked noodles
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9 September, 2014

Mac & Cheese Night #4: Homeroom

Mac & Cheese Night #4: Homeroom
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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My 4th Mac & Cheese Night took place at the East Bay’s prime mac & cheese destination along 40th Street in Oakland: Homeroom. Nearly every time I’ve mentioned my mac & cheese quest, I’ve been interrupted by an excited new acquaintance asking if I’ve tried Homeroom yet. Finally, FINALLY, I can say yes when asked.
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10 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Brunch Downtown at Rapture

Comments : 3 Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants, Spirits, Travel on by : The Gourmez
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I have blogged about Charlottesville’s downtown mall before, but the brunch that trip was not so memorable, and Charlottesville is a town that brunches, so I needed to fix that. Most places offer brunch until at least 3 pm on the weekend, and that’s a beautiful, beautiful practice for this late riser. I decided we
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