Monthly Archives: August 2008

Hey Batter Batter Batter!

That will probably the first and last sports reference you will see me make on this blog.  As anyone who reads the DCfoodblog knows, I am a big fan of Ina Garten, otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa.  She lives … Continue reading

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Little Shin Shin – Don’t let appearances fool you.

I was deeply suspicious of Little Shin Shin’s stickers as being voted “Best of Oakland.” It’s Piedmont location was already a big strike against it but the lack of Asians just confirmed my suspicions about Little Shin Shin. “At least … Continue reading

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It’s All About Access

This summer I read the Omnivore’s Diliemma by Michael Pollan and it left me with this icky feeling.  This should not be the case as I belonged to a CSA when I lived in DC, regularly shop at Farmers Markets … Continue reading

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The Big Kahuna – Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

This is the big kahuna, the landmark, the farmer’s market by which all other farmer’s market’s will be judged. It does have an unfair advantage since it does have the ferry plaza retail shops as well. But let’s see how … Continue reading

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Perfect afternoon

Last Sunday, West Coast Rebecca came up with an absolutely perfect idea for her birthday festivities – an afternoon on Lake Chabot in a patio boat. A patio boat is a nice flat bottomed boat with a motor. It’s kind … Continue reading

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Food Crush of the Month: Karen Solomon

OK, so we’re new herein the Bay Area, and maybe all the food folks know Karen Solomon, but we have just discovered her thanks to Check Please Bay Area. If you’ve been reading us, or if you like fun food … Continue reading

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Shoot me now

It appears I like fusion cuisine. Last weekend Pauline came into town. She’s the first of the DC crew to come. Ironically, it made being in Oakland a little more real. We showed her around our haunts in Oakland (Piedmont, … Continue reading

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A service to our dear readers

I do wonder if a requirement for living in the Bay area is that you frequent a Farmers Market. They are everywhere and unlike Farmers Markets in the East Coast, the produce is significantly cheaper than what you get in … Continue reading

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