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23 June, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #9: The Blue Plate

Mac & Cheese Night #9: The Blue Plate
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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I began my mission to conquer 7×7’s list of the best Bay Area macaroni and cheeses just over a year ago at Mission Cheese. This, right here, is my final review in this series, and I will soon crown my winner. Happily, our last mac & cheese night did not disappoint—the Blue Plate’s (3218 Mission
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22 April, 2015

Farm Burger

Farm Burger
Posted in : Dining in Berkeley, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Christina of East Bay Dish invited me out on this media lunch to try Farm Burger in Berkeley. Obligatory disclaimer: Our meal was comped. Non-obligatory disclaimer: Our eyes may have been bigger than our stomachs as we pretty much tried two or more items from every section of their menu. Farm Burger is a small
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17 April, 2015

Food Should Taste Good Brunch with Tablehopper!

Food Should Taste Good Brunch with Tablehopper!
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Events, Food, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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It’s been three weeks since I was invited to brunch at the Cavalier in downtown San Francisco, hosted by Tablehopper Marcia Gagliardi and the Food Should Taste Good (FSTG) snack food brand. It’s never too late to write about great food, right? The brunch was part of FSTG’s national promotional tour that’s been challenging star
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10 April, 2015

Barcelona Beach Strolling

Barcelona Beach Strolling
Posted in : Dining in Barcelona, Spain, Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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It’s time for another addition to my Barcelona visitor’s guide! This one is focused on life at the beach…keeping in mind that we were there in winter, so it was less about sunbathing and more about catching nice views from the shelter of a restaurant. But with views this nice, who cares if you need
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7 April, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel
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Fat Angel’s menu is focused on nibbles to go with their exceptionally long list of beers, wines, and meads, including after-dinner selections for all of their beverage categories. As usually happens, that leads to meat and cheese boards, nuts and olives, and in their case, a selection of fancy butter schmears served with Firebrand breads.
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31 March, 2015

Sweet Bar Bakery

Sweet Bar Bakery
Posted in : Coffee in Oakland, CA, Coffee Shops, Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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There’s a lot that I love about Sweet Bar Bakery: their commitment to locally sourced, fair trade, and cage-free ingredients; that they know the difference between a latte and a cortado; that you can usually get a seat without too much of a hassle on a weekday. But I’m befuddled by how their baked goods,
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5 February, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #7 at Farmerbrown

Mac & Cheese Night #7 at Farmerbrown
Posted in : Bars in the Bay Area, CA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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First Mac & Cheese Night of 2015! This outing took us to Farmerbrown, just about a block from the Powell St. BART stop in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our original location was meant to be Grub in the Mission District, but it turns out Grub must have closed sometime in December! That makes
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29 January, 2015

Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample

Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample
Posted in : Barcelona, Spain, Dining in Barcelona, Spain, Spain, Spain, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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This is the first of several posts I’m planning on our Barcelona trip last month. The city was amazing in many ways and just what we needed to recharge for 2015. I thought bookending the series with posts on the best of our Barcelona dining experiences might be a tasty call. Agreed? So let’s start
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22 January, 2015

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Pink’s Hot Dogs
Posted in : Dining in Los Angeles, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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I have fulfilled another entry on my foodie bucket list. Okay, I’m lying. I am way too lazy to have made a foodie bucket list, but if I had, Pink’s Hot Dogs would assuredly be on it. Since 1939, the Pink family has been perfecting the hot dog, and as all good Californians know, perfecting
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23 December, 2014

Neumanali

Neumanali
Posted in : Dining in Hayward, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Neumanali is one of Hayward’s few fine dining restaurants. Bijou, just a few blocks up B Street, is the only other one that immediately comes to mind. Neumanali is tucked away by the downtown Hayward BART station in a beautiful Victorian that most people don’t even realize is a restaurant as they walk past. I’ve
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