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Alix Wall

Alix Wall 

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Alix Wall is an Oakland-based freelance writer and certified natural foods chef. Her web site is theorganicepicure.com
Dining, SFoodie Oakland's Haven Has a New Chef, But It's as Delicious as Ever

Oakland's Haven Has a New Chef, But It's as Delicious as Ever

Since opening at the end of 2011, Oakland’s Haven, in Jack London Square, has cycled through several executive chefs. Charlie Parker is the latest to move on, to San Francisco’s Alfred’s Steakhouse — which was recently sold to the Daniel…
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Dining, SFoodie La Marcha Offers Tapas, Paella in Berkeley

La Marcha Offers Tapas, Paella in Berkeley

La Marcha (The March) refers to the Spanish custom of hitting up numerous restaurants in an evening, having a few tapas and a glass of sherry, and then moving on to the next one. At the new restaurant of…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Jeff Banker Takes Over Bluestem Brasserie

Jeff Banker Takes Over Bluestem Brasserie

Chef Jeff Banker has made quite a change recently. Last fall, he and his wife Lori Baker decided to close Banker & Baker, their intimate and well-loved Pacific Heights eatery (which later became Octavia) to spend more time with their…
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Dining, SFoodie New Chef, New Menu: Jeff Banker Takes Over Bluestem Brasserie's Kitchen

New Chef, New Menu: Jeff Banker Takes Over Bluestem Brasserie's Kitchen

Chef Jeff Banker has made quite a change recently. Last fall, he and his wife Lori Baker decided to close Banker & Baker, their intimate and well-loved Pacific Heights eatery (which later became Octavia) to spend more time with…
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Dining, SFoodie Calavera Raises the Bar for Oakland Dining — Literally

Calavera Raises the Bar for Oakland Dining — Literally

“Needs more grasshoppers.” That’s not a phrase I often hear from my husband. But when in Oaxaca — or in this case, eating its cuisine in Oakland — do as the Oaxacans do, right? So we dutifully sprinkled them…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Salsipuedes Brings Baja to Oakland

Salsipuedes Brings Baja to Oakland

No, it's not a Mexican restaurant. Salsipuedes features casual yet upscale food inspired by Baja California by way of Japan — done with a distinctly Bay Area vibe. Jay Porter, who ran San Diego's now-shuttered restaurants The Linkery and El…
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Dining, SFoodie Salsipuedes Brings Baja California to Oakland

Salsipuedes Brings Baja California to Oakland

No, it’s not a Mexican restaurant. Salsipuedes, which is in soft opening mode in Oakland’s Longfellow district, features casual yet upscale food inspired by Baja California’s Ensenada by way of Japan, done with a distinctly Bay Area vibe. Jay…
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Dining, SFoodie Check out the Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken at Oakland's Mistura

Check out the Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken at Oakland's Mistura

"It's amazing. Am I allowed to say that about my own food?" So says Chef Daniel Luna, of the rotisserie birds at his new Peruvian eatery on Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue, Mistura. The Mary’s free-range chickens are beautifully bronzed, after being…
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Dining, SFoodie A Place to Raise Your Pinkies in Rockridge

A Place to Raise Your Pinkies in Rockridge

While fancy hotels in San Francisco are the places to go for afternoon tea, a new place has just appeared in Rockridge, allowing East Bay-ers to get their fill of scones with clotted cream and pastries: The Tea Room has…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat This: Miso and Cream Cheese Salad at FuseBOX

Eat This: Miso and Cream Cheese Salad at FuseBOX

It’s a funny thing to go to a place that consistently gets such high praise as West Oakland’s FuseBOX — cue The Who, because sorry, the name always makes me think of Squeezebox — and come out raving about a salad.…
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Dining, SFoodie Best Known for Fried Chicken, Oakland's Hopscotch Nails Its Summer Menu

Best Known for Fried Chicken, Oakland's Hopscotch Nails Its Summer Menu

With new restaurants opening in Uptown Oakland at a dizzying pace, it’s easy to forget about the ones that have been here awhile, even those with such consistently excellent food as Hopscotch, the upscale, Japanese-inflected diner that just marked…
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Dining, SFoodie Ba-Bite Brings Mediterranean to Oakland's Piedmont Avenue

Ba-Bite Brings Mediterranean to Oakland's Piedmont Avenue

Piedmont Avenue in Oakland is practically all restaurants, from low-end to high, including tons of pizza and burgers — especially with KronnerBurger having just opened. So Robert Gott and Mica Talmor-Gott — who have spent the last 12 years catering,…
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Dining, SFoodie Kronnerburger Opens in Oakland, Bringing Burger Options to 697,350

Kronnerburger Opens in Oakland, Bringing Burger Options to 697,350

When you’ve just paid over $75 bucks for burgers, fries and beer for two, you know you’ve just eaten at KronnerBurger. To be fair, it wasn’t ordinary beer — it was a 750ml bottle of Saison Dupont. And the "fries" were actually…
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Dining, SFoodie Bombay B's Brings Indian Spices to Uptown Oakland

Bombay B's Brings Indian Spices to Uptown Oakland

Bombay B’s Indian Bistro and Wine Bar has opened in Uptown Oakland, bringing a bit of heat to a neighborhood that was previously lacking in garam masala. With a combination of what it’s calling “Indian street food” and classic…
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Dining, SFoodie Tigerlily in Berkeley Brings a Hit of India to California Cuisine

Tigerlily in Berkeley Brings a Hit of India to California Cuisine

How fun is it to get what’s called a “Strawberry Blonde” from the “punch bowl” section of a cocktail menu, and be served a fruity elixir from a true antique punchbowl, complete with mismatched glasses? And if the drink…
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Dining, SFoodie Pigging Out on the "Porky" at Temescal's New Grange Hall

Pigging Out on the "Porky" at Temescal's New Grange Hall

The first thing you notice when you walk into Grange Hall, a new eatery in Oakland’s Temescal, is the rolling ladder at the bar. “Yes, we take our booze seriously,” it seems to say, and that they do. They…
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Dining, SFoodie Green Tiffin Offers Unique Vegetarian Spin on Lunchtime Delivery

Green Tiffin Offers Unique Vegetarian Spin on Lunchtime Delivery

If the same old lunch options in downtown San Francisco are getting you down, here’s a healthy vegetarian option: Green Tiffin. Adrian Tay was traveling through India a few years ago, on sabbatical from his corporate career. Seeing tiffins…
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Dining, SFoodie Sourdough Pizza and More at Nick & Aron's in Temescal

Sourdough Pizza and More at Nick & Aron's in Temescal

Those familiar with Nick’s Pizza on Shattuck Avenue will recognize much of the same food at play at the new Nick & Aron’s in Oakland's Temescal. During the day, the place serves scones both savory and sweet, and pastries…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Party Like It's 1989

Party Like It's 1989

Drinking a Sex on the Beach while Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" played in the background last week, I was reminded that some cocktails are best left in the past. It was especially hard to appreciate the ridiculously fruity concoction,…
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Dining, SFoodie Two Bay Area Authors Investigate Everything About Yogurt

Two Bay Area Authors Investigate Everything About Yogurt

What are the chances that two Bay Area food writers would release books on the same topic within the same month? Well, it happened, and it’s a pretty specialized topic at that. Yogurt Culture: A Global Look at How…
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