Chef Baehrend’s Bone Marrow Brûlée
Oakland’s little neighbor to the north is becoming very cool — and I don’t mean from sea breezes coming off the bay. Emeryville is attracting its own share of artists and eclectic eateries, including a place I discovered last week. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: Sept 23, 2015
The words “urban” and “wine country” seem incompatible. But in Oakland, they not only go together, they grow together. It’s crush time in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda — the cities that make up the East Bay Vintners Alliance (www.eastbayvintners.com). Never has math been so satisfying.
Sitting where FDR sat
MONTCLARION: Sept 13, 2015
It’s been 20 years since the USS Potomac opened to the public on the Jack London waterfront. A quarter-million people have been aboard this yacht since the summer of 1995. It’s the best history lesson a student could have on the life of our 34th president. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: August 28, 2015
Finally, foodies are leaving their hearts in San Francisco and coming to Oakland. A new poll by 10Best.com and USA Today has Oakland ranked seventh in the nation’s best food destinations. San Francisco was nominated by readers — but didn’t make the cut. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: August 20, 2015
The popularity of food shows has exploded since Julia Child sliced, diced and peeled her way into our hearts. Just ask Montclair cooking instructor Linda Carucci. The author of “Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks,” with 40,000 copies sold, is working with local filmmaker Mike Williams on a web-based cooking show scheduled to debut this fall.
MONTCLARION: August 12, 2015
If Thursday is the new Friday, then Jack London Square is the new Pier 39. Happy hour is suddenly a happening place at old stalwarts like Scott’s and Kincaid’s, with newcomers like Plank and Forge driving the traffic. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: August 6, 2015
The Sixties. They say that if you remember them, you didn’t really live them. Still, someone in the Skyline High class of 1965 must know where the time capsule is buried. The reunion committee went out to dig it up the other day and couldn’t find it.