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26 July, 2016

Golden Garlic

Golden Garlic
Posted in : Dining in San Jose, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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I don’t get invited out to San Jose restaurants often, being as I live in the East, rather than South, Bay. But after Golden Garlic reached out to me, I headed to their website, and the pictures convinced me this spot was worth a trip. The De Anza location is one of two Golden Garlics
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12 July, 2016

Scratch

Scratch
Posted in : Dining in Mountain View, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Scratch, not to be confused with the Scratch I reviewed in Durham a few years back, bills itself as a purveyor of American comfort food in an elegant style, a common trend among restaurants these days–upscale comfort food is the new American bistro. And who can blame them, as restaurants dare much if they don’t
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29 January, 2016

Best Bites in Barcelona

Best Bites in Barcelona
Posted in : Dining in Barcelona, Spain, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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Disclaimer: I have only been in Barcelona for five days of my life. There is no way I can determine the best bites in the city. None. But “Best Bites in Barcelona While I Was There” is not a catchy title. That said, these are guaranteed by the Gourmez to be good bites, some of
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12 January, 2016

Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop

Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop
Posted in : Dining in Berkeley, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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I’ve wanted to try Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop for quite some time, but it is always flush with people, especially because there is little seating for what is obviously a popular shop. I prefer to enjoy good food right where I am, but the long countertop is only wide enough to fit maybe a foot’s
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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
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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
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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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16 November, 2015

Infuse Your Meal at the Infusion Lounge When You Visit San Francisco

Infuse Your Meal at the Infusion Lounge When You Visit San Francisco
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory Disclaimer: This post was written and sponsored by Groupon.   Why is Groupon so excited to tell you about this San Francisco hot spot? Because it’s a chance to show off their  feature, Groupon Pages, which just turned a year old! What is it? “A directory of businesses across the country, including thousands of restaurants.
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29 September, 2015

Woodhouse Fish Co.

Woodhouse Fish Co.
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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On the northeastern border of the Mission and the Castro, after having spent an afternoon tasting wines from Bliss Imports, I came across what looked like an oasis for my crustacean-loving heart. The sunny restaurant gave me the impression it would soon fill up, though I was walking by at only 5 pm. Not only
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1 September, 2015

Westbrae Biergarten

Westbrae Biergarten
Posted in : Bars in the Bay Area, CA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Berkeley, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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I had passed this cute little beer garden in Berkeley a couple of times while walking the Ohlone Parkway. Having spent my formative years in Santa Maria, CA, you can bet what drew my eye was not the incredibly appealing outdoor set-up with sculpted gardens— —but the signs just visible above the fence line that
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3 August, 2015

Grocery Cafe

Grocery Cafe
Posted in : Dining in Oakland, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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  Grocery Café has been receiving a lot of press lately, so I was thrilled when one of my Meetup groups announced a lunch meeting there. It’s a Burmese restaurant tucked away on a corner in the Clinton neighborhood of Oakland. First thing you notice coming in is a giant bush of Carolina reaper peppers—
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