Benchmark Pizza in Oakland

December 5, 2018
benchmark pizza

499 9th Street, Oakland, CA | 510-488-6677 | website | reservations online Hey is anyone out there still reading blogs? I am much more active on Instagram @foodhoe, so I hope you follow me there.  Anyways, sometimes a place is so good that it needs a big page dedicated just to them, and that’s why we still […]

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Arca, dining in the jungle of Tulum

September 28, 2018
arca dining room in the jungle

  I’m still thinking about my Mexican adventure last Spring which is beginning to feel like a distant memory… But, if you find yourself in Tulum, you must make time to explore the Si’an Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which is an amazingly beautiful UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site that is located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula.  It is […]

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Dinner at Cetli Restaurant in Tulum

July 1, 2018
appetizer plate that comes on the house

Well hello there!  It has been a long time since my last post, but I’m still here and want to share with you some amazing food I’ve enjoyed recently. Last spring, we went on an adventure, traveling to the far northeastern end of the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico to Quintana Roo.  We visited Tulum with […]

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Sideways Southern cuisine at PLāYT in Hayward

April 23, 2018
shrimp and grits at playt

1036 B St, Hayward, CA 94541 | 510 -888-1092 | website I was very excited when I heard that the owners of Picán in Oakland opened up PLāYT restaurant in downtown Hayward, which is just one stop down the freeway from where I live!  Yay!  We love it when new restaurants open up in the area, […]

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A Vietnamese feast at Temple Club in Oakland

February 21, 2018
crispy prawns

2307 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601 | 510-479-3680 | TempleClubOakland.com So there I was, driving up and down International Blvd in Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood (which is somewhere in between Fruitvale and Lake Merritt), looking for a sign.  It is a long dark stretch that is mostly marked no parking because it is a landing strip for […]

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A Oaxacan feast at Agave Uptown

February 19, 2018
molcajete

2135 Franklin St. Oakland | 510.288.3668 | website 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 […]

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Dinner at Mockingbird in Oakland

January 17, 2018
the famous brussel sprouts

416 – 13th Street, Oakland | 510.290.0331 | website We’re halfway through Oakland Restaurant Week which runs through two weekends from January 11-21, so there’s still have time to get out and take advantage of some great dining deals.  This year there are 70 restaurants offering special lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus or other dining […]

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