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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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Plum Bar + Restaurant Expands in Uptown

Plum Bar has been open for business in Uptown Oakland for two years now, and within that time it has been attached to Plum, a fine dining restaurant that has undergone many changes since first opening. Daniel...
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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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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oQaUAsrh8&w=560&h=315 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has...
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Oakland Alcohol: A Native’s Guide to Getting Drunk in Oakland

Or, not necessarily getting drunk, but maybe having a few drinks after work. Going out late at night to meet up with friends. Finding something to sip on while you explore our wonderful city. Or, fuck it,...
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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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Learning to pickle with Oakland’s Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co.

Lorena Ramos and Max Cadji want to introduce some legit Oakland culture into your diet, specifically raw pickled vegetables: fermented, sealed and sold by the Phat Beetz Youth Pickling Company (PBYPC). Just...
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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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Five Oakland spots to dine with your dog

While many local restaurateurs have long allowed pooches on their patios, they’ll soon be able to do so without fear of being cited, thanks to a bill recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Beginning in...
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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...