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 March-April 2011

March-April 2011


March-April 2011, Volume 8, Number 2

March-April Features

Mr. Espresso

by Keith Gleason

Carlo Di Ruocco introduced the East Bay to Old World coffee culture, a thriving niche some 30 decades later. This pioneer with an immigrant success story has built his family coffee business one...

The Frugal Foodie

by Candace Murphy

Challenged by our economic times, along with just wanting a spirited game of foodie sport, we endeavored to find excellent meals for prices that wouldn't break the bank.

March-April Departments

Street Smarts: Oakland Origins of UC

by Ann Leslie Davis

The Six Questions

by Mary McInerney

Guillermo Galindo, 50, of Oakland.

Kindie Artist

by Renee Macalino Rutledge

Frances England is such a talented kindie rocker that her music earns kudos from all over, but this shy San Francisco-based musician and mother of two had no aspirations of becoming a performer,...

Where It's At: William Ryan Fritch

by Kimberly Chub

Global Grains

The East Bay’s cultural cornucopia abounds with opportunities to taste some of the world’s best breads.

Two Steps to Ecstasy: Foot Spa and Tea Bar

by AM

Keeper of the Lake

Richard Bailey, executive director of the Lake Merritt Institute, talks about maintaining the jewel of Oakland and gives advice on recovering soggy eyewear.

For the Goodness of Sake

by Renee Macalino Rutledge

In its short two-plus-year history in Oakland, Ozumo has grown to house quite an impressive sake collection.

Food and Fellowship

by Kathy Hrastar

House of Worship: Allen Temple

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Out on the Town

by Linda Leonard

The Monster Ball Tour is the second worldwide concert tour by American recording artist Lady Gaga in support of her second studio album, The Fame Monster. 8 p.m., ticket prices vary. Oracle...

Taste of the Town

by Derk Richardson

Izakaya tradition meets Japanese fusion and Montclair Newcomer

Think Globally, Party Locally

by Anna Mindess

Do you hunger for an engaging cultural experience, but can't spare the time or money for a trip abroad? Then prepare yourself for an evening in the food, music or dance of Spain, India, Thailand or...

Tricks of the Trade

by Chrstina Boufis

Basil Friedman has been a food stylist for almost 20 years, a profession he sort of fell into. And he loves it.

Contemporary Cuisine at Yesterday's Prices

by Anna Mindess

Is this a time-traveling taster’s dream? No, it’s the Bistro at Oakland’s Laney College, a showplace for students from the Culinary Arts Program to strut their stuff.

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