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Dining, Fresh Eats Oaxaca to Oakland: Proyecto Diaz Coffee Sources From Grandpa's Farm

Oaxaca to Oakland: Proyecto Diaz Coffee Sources From Grandpa's Farm

Two weeks ago, I flew over the Mexican state of Oaxaca in a puddle jumper. We flew low, occasionally passing tiny towns and their brightly colored churches popping out from the blanket of deep green jungle. It occurred to me…
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Dining, SFoodie Oaxaca to Oakland: Proyecto Diaz Coffee Sources From Grandpa’s Farm

Oaxaca to Oakland: Proyecto Diaz Coffee Sources From Grandpa’s Farm

Two weeks ago, I flew over the Mexican state of Oaxaca in a puddle jumper. We flew low, occasionally passing tiny towns and their brightly colored churches popping out from the blanket of deep green jungle. It occurred to…
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Dining, SFoodie Fine Dining Deal: L.A. Chef Collective Supper Liberation Front Pops Up Monday

Fine Dining Deal: L.A. Chef Collective Supper Liberation Front Pops Up Monday

While most of L.A. might care about getting famous, these chefs don’t. Supper Liberation Front is a collective of anonymous professional chefs fighting the good fight against pretentious and pricey fine dining experiences, and they’re popping up with a…
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Dining, SFoodie Our Six Favorite Bites from the Eat Real Festival

Our Six Favorite Bites from the Eat Real Festival

There were lines, there were too many fried things, and yes, there were some tasty bites at the Food Craft Institute’s seventh annual Eat Real Festival in Oakland this weekend. Here are six of our favorites. 1. DUM Indian Soul…
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Dining, SFoodie Do The Eat Real Festival Like a Pro This Weekend

Do The Eat Real Festival Like a Pro This Weekend

Start fasting now, Oakland’s biggest food festival is back for its seventh year. The Eat Real Festival will take over Jack London Square Friday afternoon through Sunday, armed with over 50 food vendors, chef demos, DIY workshops, and panels.…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Enat, Oakland’s Producer of Ethiopian Honey Wine

Enat, Oakland’s Producer of Ethiopian Honey Wine

The entrance to Enat Winery is just past Coliseum BART, on the same street as the old jumbo red sign for Sunshine Biscuits (which is now home to rows of U-Haul trucks). When Debritu Gebeyehu and Herb Houston moved in…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Tej, Or Ethiopian Honey Wine, Is Made in Oakland

Your Tej, Or Ethiopian Honey Wine, Is Made in Oakland

The entrance to Enat Winery is just past Coliseum BART, on the same street as the old jumbo red sign for Sunshine Biscuits (now home to rows of U-Haul tucks). When Debritu Gebeyehu and Herb Houston moved in fifteen…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Crowdfunding for a Profit-Sharing Café

Crowdfunding for a Profit-Sharing Café

The ceiling of Red Bay Coffee's headquarters is so low, my guess is that anyone a little over 6 feet tall would need to duck. Owner Keba Konte pours me a cup of coffee as I inhale the freshly roasted beans…
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Dining, SFoodie Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee Crowdfunds for a Worker Profit-Sharing Café

Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee Crowdfunds for a Worker Profit-Sharing Café

The ceiling of Red Bay Coffee’s headquarters is so low, my guess is that anyone a little over six feet tall would need to duck. Owner Keba Konte is pouring me a cup of coffee while I inhale the…
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Dining, SFoodie Try Pozole in All Colors of the Flag at Obelisco in Fruitvale

Try Pozole in All Colors of the Flag at Obelisco in Fruitvale

The possibly apocryphal story of pozole, a hearty Mexican stew of pork and hominy, dates back to the Aztec kingdoms when a ceremonial pot of stewed corn and sacrificed human flesh was prepared for royalty. I’d rather believe that…
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Dining, Fresh Eats It’s a Caldo Kind of Week

It’s a Caldo Kind of Week

Comfort food comes in many forms, and one of my favorites is caldo. The Central American and Mexican broth-based soup can include chicken, beef, or seafood, but usually includes hearty cuts of vegetables, an accompanying stack of warm tortillas, and…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Juhu Beach Club's New Brunch: Enter the Doswaffle

Juhu Beach Club's New Brunch: Enter the Doswaffle

I was somewhere between the American heartland and India while brunching at Juhu Beach Club last Sunday. The fried eggs, bacon, potatoes, and slices of buttery pullman were all there. So were the flavors of India: the sour and hot…
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Dining, SFoodie Warming Up with Caldo: Three Mexican and Central American Soups to Try This Winter

Warming Up with Caldo: Three Mexican and Central American Soups to Try This Winter

Comfort food comes in many forms — and one of my favorites is caldo. The Central American and Mexican broth-based soup can be chicken, beef or seafood, but usually includes hearty cuts of vegetables, an accompanying stack of warm…
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Dining, SFoodie Juhu Beach Club Spices Up Brunch in Oakland With the Doswaffle

Juhu Beach Club Spices Up Brunch in Oakland With the Doswaffle

I was somewhere between the American heartland and India while brunching at Juhu Beach Club last Sunday. The fried eggs, bacon, potatoes and the slices of buttery pullman were all there. So were the flavors of India: the sour and…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Kushido One-Ups the Izakaya

Kushido One-Ups the Izakaya

The newest addition to Oakland's Temescal is a comfortably sleek izakaya-style restaurant with more than 20 top-notch sakes and a beer menu with a unique selection of Japanese craft beers. Owner Jonathan Moon says that, similar to a traditional izakaya…
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Dining, SFoodie New Cookbook Invites You to Get Artsy, Give Back, and Explore Recipes from Your Favorite Oakland Restaurants

New Cookbook Invites You to Get Artsy, Give Back, and Explore Recipes from Your Favorite Oakland Restaurants

If you’ve been wondering how to get your hands on Pizzaiolo’s meatball recipe or Ramen Shop’s black sesame sandos (I know I have), well, now you can. And they’ll come alongside some fantastic art. Arts & Eats Oakland is the…
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Dining, SFoodie Find Much More Than Yakitori at Kushido, Temescal’s New Izakaya

Find Much More Than Yakitori at Kushido, Temescal’s New Izakaya

Temescal’s newest addition is a comfortably sleek izakaya-style restaurant with more than 20  top-notch sakes and a beer menu with a unique selection of Japanese craft beers. Owner Jonathan Moon says that similar to a traditional izakaya — where…
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Dining, SFoodie Zella’s Soulful Kitchen Launches with a Winning Breakfast Sandwich,  Southern Grab-and-Go Dishes Coming Soon

Zella’s Soulful Kitchen Launches with a Winning Breakfast Sandwich, Southern Grab-and-Go Dishes Coming Soon

I am always jealous of people who have grandmothers that cook. My grandmother, God bless her, would freeze the latkes days before Hanukkah, resigning my family to a pile of watery potato disks and lots of chocolate gelt we…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Ready for a Whole Lot of Mole at Next Week's Big Competition

Get Ready for a Whole Lot of Mole at Next Week's Big Competition

Mole makers, start gathering your numerous ingredients now. Next Wednesday the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will host its 10th annual Mole To Die For competition, a community-judged mole contest open to local chefs and home cooks. To show…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Abura-Ya: The Healthiest Fried Chicken Around

Abura-Ya: The Healthiest Fried Chicken Around

There are a few things to note before you go to Oakland's new Abura-Ya pop-up. It's cash only. It's only open Wednesday through Saturday nights. If you're thirsty, do order a drink, because the water cups are about the height…
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