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alaMar – Oakland’s “New American” has a Birthday

Corn Half WheelsParmesan, white truffle oil, fine herbs There is nothing quite like marking an anniversary with a special occasion... something festive, an opportunity to both celebrate the successes of...
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What’s the buzz? Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact

Video footage of bees extracting pollen from flora with sound waves and vibration On Saturday, January 31, the Oakland Museum of California’s newly renovated Gallery of California Natural Sciences will...
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HAVEN OAKLAND: Reopening Set for Friday, January 23

As many of you may be aware, Haven closed immediately after the New Year for a re-working of its menu and dining experience. Oakland Local got the scoop from those in the know as to what diners can anticipate...
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Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: A Feast for the Famished

THE KLONDYKER’S DREAM (Jack London, October 1898) “...He came in good season, the table was laid; The rich, fragrant coffee was steaming and hot; The pastries and puddings were all there arrayed; The...
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Mockingbird Oakland: Grooving to the beat of the city

And if that piece of mind won't stay I'm gonna find myself a better way And if that better way ain't so I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow Going with the flow is the inescapable result of...
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Haven Oakland: Finding food that speaks to you

Smoke-grilled peppers Most of my readers are aware of the comings and goings at Haven Oakland. After a sojourn in SoCal, Chef Charlie Parker is back in the Bay, and has taken the reins of Haven, the...
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Longitude Oakland: Of transformation and tropical adventure

The Black Orchid   Oakland is a place of constant transformation. The foodie landscape has been evolving into something different, something current, something well, happening, for quite some time...
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Longitude Oakland: Of transformation and tropical adventure

The Black Orchid   Oakland is a place of constant transformation. The foodie landscape has been evolving into something different, something current, something well, happening, for quite some time now....
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Haven Oakland: Finding food that speaks to you

Smoke-grilled peppers Most of my readers are aware of the comings and goings at Haven Oakland. After a sojourn in SoCal, Chef Charlie Parker is back in the Bay, and has taken the reins of Haven, the...
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Penrose: What’s past is prologue

Succulent panko-crusted pork strips I grew up in Oakland. I’ve seen a myriad of change, some good, some not. The streets of my childhood were constantly changing, adapting. To progress, to the passage of...