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A new spot for Lemonade in Walnut Creek

I have been waiting for Lemonade to open in downtown Walnut Creek, and was excited to be invited to a preview last night to check out the new restaurant which is where La Boulange used to be on Broadway Plaza.  It looks completely different with the bright, exuberantly modern design which makes it hard to miss. They []

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A new spot for Lemonade in Walnut Creek

I have been waiting for Lemonade to open in downtown Walnut Creek, and was excited to be invited to a preview last night to check out the new restaurant which is where La Boulange used to be on Broadway Plaza.  It looks completely different with the bright, exuberantly modern design which makes it hard to miss. They []

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A Oaxacan feast at Agave Uptown

We had a great meal at Agave Uptown recently, the latest restaurant from Chef Octavio Diaz who brings traditional Oaxacan food with a focus on authentic mole and mezcal to the hip Uptown section of Oakland.  The chef has another Oaxacan eatery called Agave Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar and is co-0wner of Casa del Mole, a grocery and […]

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A fine bowl of noodles at the Ramen Shop in Rockridge

The Ramen Shop officially opened up earlier this month to great enthusiasm, it’s one of the few ramen shops around and there’s nothing quite like a steaming hot bowl of noodle soup to fend off the wintry cold weather.   The exterior of the shop still looks like it needs some work, because when I went a couple of []

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Touring the Jordan Winery Estate

This is a Lytro photo of some petit verdot grapes we recently saw at the Jordan estates in Sonoma county.  around to play with the focus, you can also and drag around for the new perspective shift.  If you double , you can zoom in and out.  Pretty cool. I recently went to a []

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A delightful crab feast

Mid-November marks the beginning of the dungeness crab season in the Bay Area, and we decided to celebrate my Mom’s birthday with a crab feast. My dear mom has had a tough time recently with some medical issues and we were all so relieved that she has recovered that we felt the need to celebrate.  []

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A model egg muffin sandwich

The box arrived two days later.  The aroma that wafted from the bag was incredible, it smelled like donuts but also like freshly baked bread.  The muffins are large, twice the size of the ones you buy at the grocery store, inside they are airy and pillowy with a rich (remember I said they are []

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Breakfast at 900 Grayson

Mr. K and I had an excellent breakfast at this popular restaurant which is only open for breakfast, brunch and lunch.  My friends have been raving about this place for years but we had a very firm dedication to Bette’s on 4th Street if we ever found ourselves in Berkeley for breakfast…  Sometimes it is []

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The SF Street Food Festival is upon us!

La Cocina works with local aspiring entrepreneurs, primarily chefs from immigrant communities, to create sustainable businesses that benefit themselves, their families, their community and the city as a whole. They help to break down the barriers to starting a food business by providing access to industry specific resources, affordable kitchen space, and additional market and []

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The view up at El Techo Lolinda

I met some friends for happy hour recently at El Techo as it was easy to get to and has a lovely heated patio with expansive views of the city.  They serve Latin American street food dishes that are meant to be shared while quaffing glasses of refreshing cerveza, and classic Latino cocktails such as []

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My obsession with the Pomme d’Amore

This is the legendary Pomme d’Amore ($3) from Knead Patisserie in San Francisco.  Have you heard of  it?  If you live in the area, you must try this at once! I swear I have never had such an amazingly delicious pastry…  The very name is romantic, it translates to the Apple of Love  and it is a flaky []

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The glorious Gilroy Garlic Festival 2013

The three-day summertime celebration is made possible by the work of 4,000 community volunteers and over 34 years of operation the Festival has entertained 3,938,036 guests and provided over $9.7 million to local non-profit organizations.  Near the entrance is a flaming  bulb proclaiming  an up to the minute dollar amount, I’m glad to be able []

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The Whole Pig Feast at Incanto, SF

I jumped at a recent opportunity to join a group of chowhounders for a Whole Pig Dinner at Incanto, which is known throughout the land for their magical ability of transforming non-prime meats into culinary marvels.  Chef/owner Chris Cosentino is famous as a champion in the use of the whole animal with a special fondness for []

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A Dishcrawl through Alameda

This is J.P aka Fer of Fer’s Bite, our fearless leader/dishcrawl ambassador who determined our eating plan for the evening.  He was full of enthusiasm, a pleasure to hang out with, and he somehow managed to keep our unwieldy group of 40 in line with the evening’s schedule. We began at Angela’s Bistro and Bar, []

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