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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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Oakland’s Giant Burgers: Winners of the cheap-burger awards

When in Doubt: Eat a Hamburger. Having a go-to burger spot may not be the most illustrious of the American privileges, but it is one of the most accessible. Why? Because burgers are cheap. That's how they...
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16 festival-tastic things to do in Oakland, August 29 – September 4

Here in Oakland, when we sense the beginning of fall approaching, we like to cram in as many festivals as we possibly can before that happens. We've got some great ones this week--the kind we wait all year...
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Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Almost once a week, after a particularly long day on the grind, when the stress starts to overwhelm me, I get a serious craving for oysters. It’s become my way of hitting the reset and regrouping. I’ll...
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Townie Bar & Restaurant: A change of pace in central Berkeley

Late last month, Townie, an American Bar and Restaurant opened half a mile down University Avenue from Cal’s campus. The space is just getting its wheels off of the ground, but is very roomy, and has a lot...
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How does music affect the dining experience?

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. With music mentioned in a couple posts this week, I started thinking about how it affects the dining experience. I talked to food bloggers and readers...
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11 Bay Area music festivals to keep you grooving into fall

Outside Lands is over and the days are getting shorter. It might seem like the Bay Area music festival season is dwindling down. Not so. There are still almost a dozen festivals in the Bay Area that are yet to...
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27 things to do in Oakland while it’s still summer, August 15 – 21

This week feels a little like a fall preview. Oh, we've got some summer left, but this week, stuff to do on the weekend is outweighed by stuff to do during the week. Not entirely summer-like, Oakland. All the...
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How to order at Lucky Three Seven Filipino Street Cuisine

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. I first read about Lucky 37 Filipino Street Cuisine in East Bay Express last summer, a few weeks after it opened.  The Filipino take-out spot...
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Oakland teens take on fast food industry in new video

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That's the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are...