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Ramen Oakland

Ramen Shop Shio Tonkotsu Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Ever since Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse on Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley has been synonymous with seasonality. If there were ever a city to spawn a market-driven ramen house, Berkeley would be it, and of...
Sausage Oakland

Pizzaiolo Meat-Up Sausage (Dose of Vitamin P)

Temescal, the bucolic neighborhood in north Oakland, still holds some surprises. On March 23, I was headed to Doughnut Dolly, the popular piped-to-order donut shop in Temescal Alley – one-time stable houses that now...
Bridge San Francisco

Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area Dishes of 2013

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities on the planet, and I was lucky enough to make six trips there in 2013. Here are my 10 favorite foods from the Bay Area from...
Chef Oakland

Interview: chef Russell Moore (Camino)

For two decades, chef Russell Moore was a company man. Of course, the company he worked for was Chez Panisse, Alice Waters’ bastion for seasonal, sustainable California cuisine. Still, it became time for Moore...
Beer Northern California

New Craft Beer in NorCal

In a recent post, specifically THIS ONE, I proposed a Central Coast craft beer itinerary. Now let’s see what is new in NorCal. In this companion piece, we venture even further north to the...
Restaurant Sign Oakland

Banh Mi Ba Le: High Value Vietnamese on International Blvd

International Boulevard, which runs south from Oakland’s Lake Merritt, may be best known for Mexican street food, but there are viable alternatives, including Banh Mi Ba Le. A family from Saigon has owned this...