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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...
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Sharing: another way of giving thanks (Community Voices)

As we enter the holiday craze, driven by our increasing need to consume, I am committed to remaining focused on the season's intended spirit of love. The Grand Jury decision to take no action against Ferguson...
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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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Why Cocktails?

In the land of the liquor store, where smashed bottles litter the streets and the promise of high class intoxication is brought to you by Napa wines, you might be wondering: why cocktails? Why not a shot of...
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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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Giving back to those who need: the rent you pay for living (Community Voices)

Jamal is a young man who is slowly starving to death in public view. If he does not starve he may succumb to some disease his emaciated body can’t fight off, or freeze to death if he endures another winter...