Both the great food and the ongoing coverage of all that great food in the East Bay just keeps happening. We took a look at some of the recent blog posts, news stories, videos and social media about Oakland and East Bay eats from the past week—and are sharing some of our finds.

Homemade Oakland TamalesLatino USA did a story on Carolina Santos and her mother, Rosa Oliva, who make tamales, tacos, and other food for office workers and other clients. But in West Oakland, California, where they live, the corner stores that exist offer little of the fresh produce they have access to in the food business.

 We want outLet us eat lunch off campus!  Oakland high schoolers plead their case at Oakland High School, Oakland Aegis

Michael Bauer give Marzano some love:  The big food critic looks favorably on a yummy Glenview Italian restaurant.

Pizza fanatics says Slicer is worth a pie--and it harkens back to classic  Gioia Pizzeria. “Like that much-loved Berkeley hole in the wall, Slicer offers New York-style pies with an inventive, seasonal approach to toppings.”

YUM: There’s going to be more rice bowls in Swan;s Market–East Bay Express has the B-Dama  dish.

And some nice DIYs and recipes from local food writers Dana Velden and Jennie Schacht:

How To Oil and Maintain Wooden Cutting Boards in 5 Minutes a Month: Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn

Fudgy Brownies with Benefits – Jennie Schacht {fork & swoon} 

About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

One Response

  1. Jennie Schacht

    Thanks for the shout-out, Susan! I’ve been haunted by the thought of making another batch of those figgy brownies while the figs are still around.


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