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11 December, 2015

Mai Banh Mi

Mai Banh Mi
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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I’ve been eyeing this little corner spot since it opened in the home of a former bakery about 2 months ago. I love banh mi, so I was excited to have somewhere serving it that I could easily walk to from home. Inside are just a counter, kitchen, two tables, and a painting, so it’s
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30 November, 2015

Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Ah, it feels good to write a restaurant review! I’ve been so focused on wine following the annual Wine Bloggers Conference that dining and dishing has been low on the blog priority pole. So I’m happy to be back with my thoughts on an Oakland foodie landmark: Bakesale Betty. I expected to blog about this
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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 : becca
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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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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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3 August, 2015

Grocery Cafe

Grocery Cafe
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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  Grocery Café has been receiving a lot of press lately, so I was thrilled when one of my Meetup groups announced a lunch meeting there. It’s a Burmese restaurant tucked away on a corner in the Clinton neighborhood of Oakland. First thing you notice coming in is a giant bush of Carolina reaper peppers—
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13 July, 2015

Four Corners Cafe

Four Corners Cafe
Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Albany - CA on by : becca
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I headed out to Albany for the first time to check another café off my East Bay Indie Coffee Passport. I met up with a new friend and fellow UCSC alum who was excited to show me around her neck of the woods, which means you’ll be getting another Albany review from me soon. Four
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22 April, 2015

Farm Burger

Farm Burger
Comments : 5 Posted in : Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Christina of East Bay Dish invited me out on this media lunch to try Farm Burger in Berkeley. Obligatory disclaimer: Our meal was comped. Non-obligatory disclaimer: Our eyes may have been bigger than our stomachs as we pretty much tried two or more items from every section of their menu. Farm Burger is a small
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31 March, 2015

Sweet Bar Bakery

Sweet Bar Bakery
Comments : 6 Posted in : Bakeries, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Grab and Go, Restaurants on by : becca
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There’s a lot that I love about Sweet Bar Bakery: their commitment to locally sourced, fair trade, and cage-free ingredients; that they know the difference between a latte and a cortado; that you can usually get a seat without too much of a hassle on a weekday. But I’m befuddled by how their baked goods,
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22 January, 2015

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Pink’s Hot Dogs
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Los Angeles - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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I have fulfilled another entry on my foodie bucket list. Okay, I’m lying. I am way too lazy to have made a foodie bucket list, but if I had, Pink’s Hot Dogs would assuredly be on it. Since 1939, the Pink family has been perfecting the hot dog, and as all good Californians know, perfecting
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23 December, 2014

Neumanali

Neumanali
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Hayward - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Neumanali is one of Hayward’s few fine dining restaurants. Bijou, just a few blocks up B Street, is the only other one that immediately comes to mind. Neumanali is tucked away by the downtown Hayward BART station in a beautiful Victorian that most people don’t even realize is a restaurant as they walk past. I’ve
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