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Majado for Breakfast

I remember biting into fresh pomegranate. It was so good, but I didn’t want to spit out the seeds so I ended up with a terrible stomachache.
November 01, 2012

FuseBOX

FuseBOX is not a place you bump into by accident. As you round the corner of West Grand and Magnolia, the view is a bit wild West: rough corrugated roofs, graffiti-enhanced fences, barbed wire coils and then, oddly, a life-sized carved wooden hippo.
August 31, 2012

The East Bay’s BBQ Hall of Fame

Oakland has always had a few good barbecue joints. With the city’s strong African-American community, barbecue restaurants date back at least as far as the Second Great Migration (1940–1970), when 5 million or more black people moved from the southeastern United States to points north and west, including California.
August 31, 2012

Ask the Chef

It’s a special type of personality that becomes a chef, but it’s arguable that an even more special type becomes a chef of a breakfast and brunch place.
August 31, 2012

Tagine at Tanjia

A cooking-vessel shaped like a wizard’s hat holds the secret to magically tender lamb chunks, fragrant with spices.
August 31, 2012

Chuck Wagons

We were just starting to feel a little behind the times in the Island City, while other cities around us flaunted their gourmet food trucks and hipster appeal.
August 31, 2012

Taste of the Town

Comal Puts an Upscale, Market-Driven Spin on Mexican Cuisine
August 31, 2012

The Drinkingest Corner

This walk features four of Oakland’s oldest places of worship, a hidden creek, a necropolis, a rose garden and two awe-inspiring jazz-age theaters.
August 31, 2012

The Drinkingest Corner

This walk features four of Oakland’s oldest places of worship, a hidden creek, a necropolis, a rose garden and two awe-inspiring jazz-age theaters.
August 31, 2012

Tagine at Tanjia

A cooking-vessel shaped like a wizard’s hat holds the secret to magically tender lamb chunks, fragrant with spices.
August 31, 2012