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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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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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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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Oakland Local launches “Street food: Meet the people who make it”

We rely on them to nourish us with their Tandoori chicken, grilled vegetable burritos, Chapati and lentil stews.  We count on their convenient locations when we are rushing around or just want to be outdoors...
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Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

http://youtu.be/T1CZPPZ_Tfw It’s 5:30 a.m., dark and cold. Even so, most of the approximately 200 street food vendors who sell in Oakland are already hard at work, shopping for their ingredients or...
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Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

http://youtu.be/Xw3ej5wCKfA Along the sidewalks of Oakland’s Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxPeL-W2484 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old...