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12 April, 2016

Ba-Bite

Ba-Bite
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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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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30 June, 2015

The Bay Area’s Best Mac & Cheese: My Verdict

The Bay Area’s Best Mac & Cheese: My Verdict
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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It’s been a year since I undertook my quest to try all the mac & cheeses on 7×7’s list of the best in the Bay Area. I haven’t regretted a moment of this carb-slurping, dish-sharing, cheese-inhaling adventure. My friends, and long-suffering husband, who’ve joined me for most of these nights out, may hold different opinions… …Naw. Who
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8 December, 2014

Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte

Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte
Posted in : Grappa on by : becca
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Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte Ghemme, Italy 40% ABV This is my first grappa. Well, unless you count that one time I drank it while waitressing at Vinny Testa’s in Boston’s Back Bay. I assure you, you should not count that. But I think it was better than this? The grappa has a nutty smell,
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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 : becca
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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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16 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Final Stop, Coon Rock Farm

Posted in : Events, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill - NC, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca
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It was a whirlwind day on the media farm tour, but our last stop still arrived sooner than expected. I may have been lulled into laziness by the delicious food at Boxcarr, the previous stop. Coon Rock Farm was our final destination, and it’s owned by Richard Holcomb and Jamie DeMent. The farm is organic,
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