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Don’t let the name fool ya – Tuba Restaurant

I have this thing about Middle Eastern food – while I know there are differences in region between Middle Eastern dishes, I could never figure out what those differences were.  They all melted into they same pot of hummus, baba … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary Dinner

This past Friday, J and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary.  Yes, 10 years ago we got hitched.  While the REALLY big celebration is our February vacation in Hawaii (don’t worry, we’ll blog about that), we had to mark the actual … Continue reading

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B Side

We have yet another favorite hangout.  B Side barbecue on San Pablo Avenue near the historic California Hotel.  B Side is from Tonya Holland, of Food Network and Brown Sugar Kitchen Fame.  B Side is named for San Pablo Avenue’s … Continue reading

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Chai Thai Noodles – Like Souplantation but Thai

Thai food is a tricky, tricky thing.  Great authentic, not watered down Thai food is as difficult to find as morel mushrooms.  Previous to our discovery of Chai Thai Noodles we went to Champa Garden and the Berkeley Thai Temple … Continue reading

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Another neighborhood joint – Nick’s

You could not be more Oakland than Nick’s Pizza.  A former pastry chef from the late lamented B (whose Oakland site closed last month), Nick is an Oakland boy through and through.  His parents live a mere blocks away from … Continue reading

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Phat Matt’s

Woo!  There’s another BBQ place in the East Bay.  When we tried to stop by the beloved and increasingly popular Commonwealth Pub, there was nary a seat to be found.  We are the type of people to celebrate having to … Continue reading

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My Review of Kim Severson’s Spoon Fed

So I just got through reading Spoon Fed, the quasi-memoir by New York Times food writer Kim Severson. It’s an interesting, but ultimately unsatisfying experience. Spoon Fed is a memoir of Kim Severson’s life and the eight cooks that influenced … Continue reading

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Holy Grail Found – Awesome Barbecue in the Bay Area

So J has these Holy Grails when it comes to food.  The first one I encountered was pretzels from Philadelphia.  We went to Philadelphia.  We went to Lancaster County among the Amish.  We have never found a pretzel that lives … Continue reading

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Silver Fork Restaurant

We didn’t just cook in Colorado. Here’s what J wrote the amazing Silver Fork restaurant in South Fork, CO.  If you ever in that part of Colorado, we both recommend the Silver Fork.  It truly lives up to its tagline … Continue reading

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Reform Club Pop Up Restaurant

A few weeks ago J and I went to Reform Club – a pop up restaurant.  For anyone not familiar with the concept of a pop up restaurant, it’s essentially group of food professional who take over another restaurant’s space … Continue reading

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