A bountiful brunch at Gather in Berkeley

December 1, 2014
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2200 Oxford St Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510.809.0400 | website | twitter I hope you enjoyed your long holiday weekend and I’m ready to move on from Turkey and talk about my favorite meal, breakfast.  Here’s one of my favorites in Berkeley.  I’m such a fan of this restaurant, I had a memorable dinner where […]

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the Cheese Therapy Truck

November 24, 2014
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website | twitter | Facebook The food trucks have finally  made their way out to Contra Costa county and every Thursday noon, Taste of the Market presents a selection of trucks at the Pleasant Hill Bart/Contra Costa Transit Centre, which is mere blocks away from my office. I was very intrigued to check out the Cheese Therapy Truck when it […]

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Dimsum at Tin’s Teapot Bistro in Hayward

November 19, 2014
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320 Jackson Street, Hayward, CA  |510-881-0211 | website Since we moved to San Leandro and I started working in the ‘burbs, I have lowered my expectations for encountering meals that excite my tastebuds.  Our nearby go-to spot for dimsum recently changed owners and gone sadly downhill and so I was elated to hear that Tin’s Teapot Bistro […]

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The epic SF lobster rumble 2014

November 13, 2014
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I was invited to the Lobster Rumble in San Francisco 2014 courtesy of Tasting Table, to experience a lobster smackdown where eight chefs competed for top honors and to help raise funds for Share Our Strength. There was agony and ecstasy.  We gorged on mounds of tender lobster encased in buttery rolls, deliberated and went back for more. There were […]

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Jack’s Oyster House, Oakland

November 11, 2014
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336 Water Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA  94607 | 510.271.7952 | website Mr. K and I celebrated his birthday last week with a delicious and enjoyable seafood feast at Jack’s Oyster Bar in Jack London Square.  I was so excited when we heard that the owners of Bocanova were opening a new seafood restaurant in […]

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A sampling of Dave’s meat and nuts

November 7, 2014
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website | twitter | instagram | facebook | kickstarter page I was recently contacted by Dave Gadlin who is launching Dave’s Meat  & Nuts out of Napa Valley, offering to send me some samples of his meat and nuts for me to try, to which I immediately responded yes!  This is one of the perks for all of the […]

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the wondrous Shake Shack burger

October 28, 2014
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1450 S Dixie Hwy Coral Gables, FL 33146| 786.470.3701  | website Mr. K and I recently vacationed in the Florida Keys, a stunning resort area surrounded by brilliant turquoise blue waters and wafted by warm gulf  breezes.  In the spirit of vacation, I abstained from controlling our eating agenda, with a single exception when I […]

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