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22 December, 2016

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa
Posted in : Dining in Walnut Creek - CA, Fortified Wine, Moscato d’Asti, Port, Red Wine, Restaurants, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : becca
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For the second year in a row, I had the honor of attending the Sustainable Contra Costa Awards Gala, an annual fundraiser and ceremony honoring businesses and individuals who’ve modelled sustainable practices in Contra Costa County. Lest you get confused, the event took place in September, not December! I’m a little behind on my blog
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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 - CA, Breweries in Berkeley - CA, Breweries in Oakland - CA, Dining in Berkeley - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Publication News, Restaurants on by : becca
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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
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26 April, 2016

Telegraph Beer Garden

Telegraph Beer Garden
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Oakland - CA, Breweries in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked past Telegraph Beer Garden and never been entirely sure there’s anything there. That’s because I’m usually trekking into downtown Oakland a little before their weekday hours begin, so all I see is a big, black gate, a peeling sign, and a few windows I can’t peer
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6 November, 2015

New Localwise Post: Behind the Brick Walls of Oakland’s New Mixed-Use Development – The Hive!

New Localwise Post: Behind the Brick Walls of Oakland’s New Mixed-Use Development – The Hive!
Posted in : Announcements, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Oakland - CA, Breweries in Oakland - CA, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Publication News, Restaurants, Writing on by : becca
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Darling readers, I neglected to inform you that I had a new Localwise post go up a couple of weeks ago! I guess that’s what happens when you’re traveling the majority of October…oops. This one is all about the retail businesses now opened and opening soon at Oakland’s newest redesigned city block, the Hive. I
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1 October, 2015

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala
Comments : 4 Posted in : Chardonnay Rose, Dining in Concord - CA, Events, Food, Port, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Wine on by : becca
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How often do you get to chat with winemakers fresh from harvest with the purple hands to prove it and chefs young and old describing their locally sourced dishes all while helping advance the cause of sustainability with a ticket purchase and silent auction bid on more amazing foodstuffs? Okay, for me, it’s fairly often.
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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 : becca
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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
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7 April, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Wine on by : becca
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Fat Angel’s menu is focused on nibbles to go with their exceptionally long list of beers, wines, and meads, including after-dinner selections for all of their beverage categories. As usually happens, that leads to meat and cheese boards, nuts and olives, and in their case, a selection of fancy butter schmears served with Firebrand breads.
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20 November, 2014

The Great San Francisco Mac and Cheese Throwdown

Comments : 2 Posted in : Events, Sake, Wine on by : becca
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When four, count ’em four, friends contacted me this week to make sure I was aware of this event, I realized I’d made a bit of a mac-and-cheese-tasting reputation for myself. This throwdown comes your way through the combined efforts of the SoMa StrEat Food Park and FunCheapSF, both great organizations with a goal of
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26 August, 2014

Mac & Cheese Night #3: The Tipsy Pig

Mac & Cheese Night #3: The Tipsy Pig
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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It’s only a few days until Mac & Cheese Night #4, and I’m just now getting the write-up done for Night #3—it’s been that sort of month, y’all. You’d think I’d be tiring of all that pasta, cheese, and sauce by now, but frankly, I want more comfort food bliss. Night #3 was our biggest
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