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Five Oakland spots to dine with your dog

While many local restaurateurs have long allowed pooches on their patios, now they can do so without fear of being cited. As of January 1, 2015, it's perfectly legal to dine with your dog--providing your...
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On My Plate: Tribune Tavern’s Jurassic Pretzel, Fortified Milk, Gentrification, and More…

Jurassic Pretzel and Many Roots Beer (photo credit: Tribune Tavern) What I'm Loving Right Now: Tribune Tavern’s Jurassic Pretzel and Rum & Roots I admit it: I went to Tribune Tavern for the...
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10 Hella Local Food Gift Ideas

Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday may have passed, but the shopping season is far from over. If you’re hard-pressed for gift ideas, look no further than Oakland’s own home-grown food artisans. Food...
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Neighborhood gem: Corner Market

Corner Market owner Rebecca Stevens (photo credit: l'oakavore) While Corner Market is literally a corner market, owner and chef Rebecca Stevens sees it as much more than that. For this entrepreneurial...
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New & Noteworthy: Clove and Hoof

Clove and Hoof has kept the old Temescal Produce Market sign at the corner of 40th & Broadway (photo credit: l'OAKavore) Clove and Hoof, a new butcher and casual restaurant, opened on Broadway at...
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L’OAKavore links roundup: Thanksgiving edition

If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving inspiration, take a gander at this state-by-state list of regional American recipes. Saint Louis Gooey Butter Cake? Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes? Count me in....
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L’OAKavore link favorites to savor

Food for thought from around the internet: • I love jam on toast, so I was excited to see Serious Eats' appetizing round-up of the best jams in the USA. Take note of how many of Maggie Hoffman's 16 top...
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Weekly Rave: Trader Joe’s nonfat Greek pumpkin yogurt

Pumpkin yogurt with sliced almonds and dried cherries. Photo credit: l'OAKavore What I’m eating right now:  Trader Joe's Nonfat Greek Pumpkin Yogurt I know a lot of people might think yogurt and...
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Neighborhood gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

Nick Yapor-Cox, owner of Nick's Pizza. Photo courtesy of Nick's. Nick’s Pizza owner Nick Yapor-Cox has an easy smile, an infectious enthusiasm for his hometown and a childlike zeal for sourdough. The...
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5 finger-lickin’ good barbecue spots, Oakland-style

From Texas to Kansas City, from dry-rubbed to sauce-laden, there are multiple barbeque traditions, each claiming to be the best. Texans eschew sauce; Saint Louisans love their sweet sauce. Some regions rely on...