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8 February, 2016

Phat Matt’s BBQ

Phat Matt’s BBQ
Posted in : Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

  Phat Matt’s BBQ is an Oakland favorite for the quality and variety of smoked barbecue served. It’s a family-run restaurant, the type where the owners are happy to guide you through the menu of six standard meat preparations. A rotating special appears every week — it’s smoked pastrami according to their website right now,
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18 January, 2016

Gastown + Olympic Cauldron Waterfront Park

Gastown + Olympic Cauldron Waterfront Park
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Vancouver - Canada, Dining in Vancouver, Canada, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Vancouver, Canada on by : The Gourmez

In this post, we’ll take our last Vancouver walk together — this time with plenty of food and drink to make up for all of those burned calories at Stanley Park! My sojourn in Vancouver was made easier by having my two nights’ stay comped by Nightswapping, a travel app and website that sets up
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7 January, 2016

Granville Island

Granville Island
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Vancouver, Canada, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Vancouver, Canada on by : The Gourmez

Last month, I posted about the experience of using Nightswapping, a travel website and application, to make my first trip to Vancouver, Canada. This month, I’m blogging about my whirlwind tour of the city and giving you the chance to try Nightswapping with a code for a free night’s stay! Let’s start this series at
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4 January, 2016

High Peaks Kitchen

High Peaks Kitchen
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

I know very little about Tibetan Buddhism, except that I love their beautiful prayer flags. Is it any wonder High Peaks Kitchen catches my eye every time I walk down College Ave? As the menu explains, High Peaks Kitchen is owned and run by Tibetan exiles who learned how to cook a diverse range of
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11 December, 2015

Mai Banh Mi

Mai Banh Mi
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

I’ve been eyeing this little corner spot since it opened in the home of a former bakery about 2 months ago. I love banh mi, so I was excited to have somewhere serving it that I could easily walk to from home. Inside are just a counter, kitchen, two tables, and a painting, so it’s
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30 November, 2015

Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty
Posted in : Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Ah, it feels good to write a restaurant review! I’ve been so focused on wine following the annual Wine Bloggers Conference that dining and dishing has been low on the blog priority pole. So I’m happy to be back with my thoughts on an Oakland foodie landmark: Bakesale Betty. I expected to blog about this
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