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Product Review: E-40’s cocktail, Sluricane

You did not have to tell when to go to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of E-40’s new prebottled cocktail, Sluricane. I was already there with bells on. As a long time fan of local rapper E-40’s music,...
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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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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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Best of 2014: Top 5 food stories

Mmmmmmm... FOOD. A love of food is universal (vital for our survival as a species and all that), and unsurprisingly, food stories have proved very popular with Oakland Local's readership. The dining options...
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Emeryville’s Clif Bar discloses where its cocoa comes from

On December 5th, Emeryville-based Clif Bar, the popular energy and nutrition bar company, finally released the country origins of its cocoa, which can be found here. The Food Empowerment Project (FEP), a...
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When is Cocktail O’Clock?

The concept of the three-martini lunch — that magical moment in the middle of the day when you sit down with your coworkers at a fancy restaurant with a glass full of diluted vodka — is a bygone relic...
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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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Bar Review: ¡!¡ Plank Oakland

You blinked your eyes, and then, all of a sudden, there it was: Plank. Or, rather, ¡!¡ Plank. Located on the waterfront at 98 Broadway, in a space that has been, for too long, the sprawling ghost of Barnes...
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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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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...