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"where can meat-lovers, cheese-loving vegetarians, and vegans peacefully coexist? It can be challenging"
At home. Most families have members who have different styles of eating. Wife is a vegetarian; husband a carnivore; one kid a vegan; one kid eats only cereal.
People do cook and eat at home. It's fun. It's sharing. It's eco-friendly. It's tolerant of diversity. It's cheap. It saves time.
I picked up one of these bottles from Beauty's Bagels and it's worth it. I think it might replace my Sriracha habit.
For eating alone, I also recommend Grand Lake Kitchen, 576 Grand Ave, Oakland, as well as B-Dama, 4301 Piedmont Ave, and Portal, 1611 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA.
Sorry for the typo. Fixed it.
One more correction:
If you're lucky, he'll give you a sample of his labor of love, Lucky Dog House Sauce.
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce!!!
not house :)
Great article! Thanks for taking the time to interview me for it - a couple of minor corrections: none of my flavors are discontinued, and my '89 Dodge is a full sized bad mamma jamma!
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
Ps - Fikaris FTW with "volcano with babies shooting out of it on fire" - hahaha - that might be my next label.
To be honest if you really gave a sh*t about animals you wouldn't go back to being a meat-eater (not carnivore, yeah, you'd die if you were a carnivore. You're an omnivore.) The death is still brutal and pointless. And they do not 'live out their lives in fields' propaganda bullsh*t. They're slaughtered after they stop being useful/once their suitable. Read up and stop promoting a fictional paradise. It's sick.
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This was moderately helpful for me, a long time Peet's drinker, and yeah, ex-Peet's barista as well. I don't really have a well-developed palate for coffee, and when fruitiness or certain flavors are described with nuance, I just roll my eyes and think--it's coffee.
Now I'm aware that this 3rd wave of roasters are approaching coffee roasting with a difference, not roasting as big a quantity for a shorter time and with what might be called 'medium' roasting, purportedly allowing the flavor of each individual bean variety to shine more.
Sorry--wasted on my palate. The coffee is either bitter or palatable, and I'm not able to discern nuances. In any case, I'm going to try the 3rd wavers...Bicycle, Four Barrel, Verve, and see what's what.
I'm guessing that it's all just going to taste like reasonably good coffee.
I love Carapace. I get many crabs from them each season, and they are some of the best tasting crab I've ever had. Around the holidays let us meet them at their dock to pick up the crabs - nothing like dungeness straight out I the water!!
Nice Article! Carapace fishing brings in the freshest, best tasting dungeuness crab I've ever had. I'm counting down the days until the season opens. :)
I have personally been to Hudson Fish "plant". The place is beyond clean. I've worked in plenty of fish markets and believe me they do fish right!
Oh and then of course Mike and Yvette are very nice people too!
the RIYLs are hilarious (and functional) ... nice job.
One can also stop by Ale Industries' Tap Room to try at least one sour on tap!
Wow, your food writers are terrible; have any of them ever been to a good brunch restaurant, because I don't see any on this list? It almost seems that they chose ten restaurants at random. As someone who works in the industry I would not put one of these restaurants anywhere near my top ten brunch spots and I have been to six of them.
Dona Tomas is alright, but doesn't scratch my list, Venus was one of the most disappointing brunches I have ever had, Chop Bar belonged on the list three years ago (Lungomare does a much better brunch), but their quality has taken a nose dive (I used to eat there every weekend, but had the worst biscuits and gravy the last time I went), Cock-a-Doodle is just gross, Cactus is thoroughly unpleasant to eat at (unless you enjoy being surrounded by screaming children) and the only reason to ever go to Cafe Biere is for booze. I have not been to Pretty Lady, Grand Tavern, Meal Ticket, or Log Cabin so I will not pass judgement them, but I haven't heard anything good about them either (and quite a few bad things in the case of Grand Tavern).
My list: Flora (best bloody mary and benedict), Brown Sugar (best chicken and waffles), Cosecha (I know they only do brunch on Saturday, but they do the best Mexican brunch), Rick & Ann's (the wait sucks , but the red flannel hash and potato pancakes kick ass), Boot & Shoe/Pizzialo/Camino (all made Bauer's top 100 but were somehow overlooked by ten restaurants that don't come close?!) Aunt Mary's/Bette's Ocean View (not mind blowing, but better than any place mentioned in your list), Bocanova has even upped their brunch game enough in the last year to be considered. I haven't been to Hopscotch or Portal, but I have heard good things about them from people I trust and have wanted to go. You can thank me for compiling a better list than your staff writers, but next time you should pay me for expertise on this particular subject.
Nice! We always make our own chutney, so much better!
SR24's American Kobe-style burger was $11 and came with a side salad. $9 during happy hour (http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sr24-oaklan…)
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