Destination Guides

Where to Eat and Drink in Rosarito

Rosarito is right on the Pacific coast and in between two great food destinations, Tijuana and Ensenada (including the increasingly trendy wine destination, Valle de Guadalupe) but I think a lot of Americans…

Breakfast and Lunch with a Singaporean Twist at Dripline in Oakland

EDIT: Dripline is now closed, catch chef Nora Haron here. It’s my personal breakfast philosophy that a good barometer of a breakfast joint is the most basic thing on the…

Back to the Emeryville Public Market for Nyum Bai’s Cambodian Cooking

EDIT: Nyum Bai is no longer at the Public Market, and is a full-service restaurant in the Fruitvale Village! Go! For townies like me, walking into the new Emeryville Public…

Tamales Acapulco and the Original Community Organizers Behind Oakland Street Food

You can’t miss the street food vendors on the sidewalk on International Blvd in Fruitvale. The fruit carts with peeled and cubed tropical fruits stacked in neat quart containers that…

Three Bowls of Soup in LA

Trump is President, it’s cold for us California babies, and everyone I know is sick. We need soup, y’all. Here are three places to get a bowl of soup in…

Four Juice Bars in Oakland

Juices, smoothies, acai bowls and chia puddings, non-dairy warm drinks… We are on trend in Oakland and thankfully it’s without the activated $12 charcoal waters and bullshit anti-food health diets.…

Five More Places to Eat and Drink in Tijuana and Ensenada

Tijuana and Ensenada continue to charm me (and my taste buds). Here are a few more places to visit. Tijuana Cine Tonalá This three-story movie house, cultural center, rooftop bar and restaurant…

Obelisco in Fruitvale: Leticia Chavez channels comfort foods from life on the ranch

This past week has been a sad one for Oakland and I’ve been craving comfort food. The other day inside Berkeley Bowl I even paused in the bulk aisle when…

Two Spots for Ramen in Los Angeles

Is it ever ramen weather in Los Angeles? Not like I really need an excuse. Here are two ramen chains in L.A. to get your slurp on. Shin Sen Gumi…

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Eating and Drinking in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe

Did you know there’s a wine valley in Baja? In Valle de Guadalupe you’re sure to find good food and wine, beautiful views and probably at least one wrong turn down…