Pizza at Slice House in Walnut Creek

June 14, 2016
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1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek | 925.448.8077 | website Last week my friend Christina who writes the delightful East Bay Dish, invited me to come along for a media preview of Slice House, which opened up earlier this month.  Occupying the ground floor, it joins Teleferic Barcelona and Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in the […]

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A Spring dinner at Lungomare

June 9, 2016
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1 Broadway, Oakland | 510.444.7171 | website Last month I tagged along with my friend Brenda (of the sassy Bites & Bourbon blog) who was invited to dine as a guest of the house at Lungomare in Oakland.  The restaurant is named after a magnificent seafront promenade in Naples, Italy which is famous for having some of the most panoramic views […]

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The blingiest mac and cheese at Mac Daddy

June 2, 2016
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1453 18th Street, SF  94107 | 415.872.6670 | website Well, hello there!  First I took you to grilled cheese heaven, and now it’s time for mac and cheese heaven, which can be found at Mac Daddy, a cool new spot that opened recently in Potrero Hill by restaurateur Jocelyn Bulow (Chez Maman, Papito) .  It’s a tiny cafe with only 14 seats, […]

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Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe is featured on PBS: Shelter Me

May 24, 2016
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You may know that I am pretty much a crazy cat lady…  I live with four inside kitties, have a garden cat and yes, I even feed some strays.  So when I heard that Oakland was going to have the first cat cafe in the States I had to go check it out!  I took this photo […]

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American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

May 15, 2016
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2400 Harrison St, SF | 415.926.5076 | website ** this location is now closed but there are 2 other locations in the city I recently found myself in grilled cheese heaven, which is also known as the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco, a cozy neighborhood gathering place where you can enjoy the exceptionally well crafted sandwiches of national grilled cheese champion Heidi Gibson, […]

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Taiwan bento in Oakland

May 3, 2016
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412 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 | 510.250.9858 | website Last month I went to Taiwan Bento with the East Bay Dishing meet-up group and our goal was to order lots of dishes, eat family-style and share everything.  The above photo is what our table looked like for six people!  They opened in the Fall of 2014 serving […]

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a tour of the gourmet ghetto in Berkeley

April 3, 2016
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I recently went on a tour of the gourmet ghetto in North Berkeley, a place of great culinary significance because that is where California cuisine began at Alice Waters’ iconic restaurant Chez Panisse.  She is the pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.  Chez P opened […]

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