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30 January, 2017

I’m a Local Guide on Stay.Com!

I’m a Local Guide on Stay.Com!
Posted in : Announcements, Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Oakland on by : The Gourmez
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Stay.Com is a mobile travel guide with a beautiful interface that I’m thrilled to be featured on! That fancy new badge you see on the right side of the screen, or bottom of the screen if you’re on your phone, announces me as a Stay.Com local expert. The company recruits culinary professionals and new media
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18 April, 2016

Come to the Work Local Awards Banquet, 4/28!

Come to the Work Local Awards Banquet, 4/28!
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As one of Localwise’s social media partners, you may have noticed me writing, tweeting, or Instagramming about their first ever Work Local Awards. Well, the finalists have been announced, and the banquet is coming up! On 4/28, will you join me in seeing which Bay Area employers are the best of the bunch, as voted
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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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8 July, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee Shops, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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It’s time for another Triangle Foodie Happening post, in large part because Dishcrawl is going crazy in the Bull City this week! What is Dishcrawl? It is a nationwide company that puts together one night events with the goal of focusing on a city or neighborhood’s cuisines. If you are thinking food tourism, you are
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22 May, 2013

State of the Blog

Comments : 2 Posted in : Announcements, Travel, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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I’m moving to California. There is no set “when” yet, but if all goes well after listing our house next week, it will be sometime in August.  There is no set “where” yet, but if all goes well with Ben’s employment options, it will be in the Bay Area, with LA as a second choice.
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13 August, 2010

I’m in Durham Magazine!

Posted in : Announcements, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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More specifically, one of the websites I blog for is in Durham Magazine, a local publication that talks all things Durham-related. Here’s the announcement I posted on Carpe Durham about the article, since I’m just not going to think of something new and exciting to say in its place here: Our website has been profiled
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31 December, 2009

La Residence (Chapel Hill) — Restaurant Review

Posted in : Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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La Residence 202 West Rosemary Street Downtown Chapel Hill Website Entrees: $19-29 La Residence is a cozy, fine dining establishment that specializes on local food with a French influence. They’ve been around since 1976 and plenty of family work here, even when they are just in town for vacation. The service was a wee bit
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19 December, 2009

Margarita @ Torero’s (Durham) — Cocktail Review

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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Margarita Torero’s 15-501 and Garrett Road, Durham Website Torero’s house margarita comes in four sizes: regular, macho, grande, and gigante.  This is a regular size glass: Believe me, the gigante glass was terrifying to behold. Torero’s makes their own margarita mix and on first sip, it was sweet, and I feared too much so. Subsequent
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18 December, 2009

Saint Mazu and the Fountain — A Photo Essay

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Mazu, our five-month-old kitten, has four goals in life: 1) Convert house plants into litter boxes, 2) Rush out the front door, 3) Pretend I’m a tree, and 4) Defeat the monster in the water bowl. It’s a Petmate water fountain and the motor makes sucking noises whenever the water gets low. To Mazu, these
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