Destination Guides

Degrees Plato: A Oaxacan Bar Menu and Hella Beer in Oakland

I am a chip girl. BBQ potato chips, classic tortilla, new-age flax and chia speckled, doesn’t matter the flavor: pretty soon after opening I’m covered in crumbs and tossing the…

Five More Reasons to Visit Morelia, Mexico

In Morelia every Friday night they do a fireworks show in front of the Cathedral, and as we learned even when it rains. There were a few gold sparkly bursts,…

Guest Post: Tomato Day Dream by Photographer Nicola Parisi

I met Nicola last year at Eat Real Festival, and fell in love with her dreamy California photo journals. Here’s a story from her on one of my favorite foods…

Where to Eat Breakfast in Oaxaca, Part Two

After late nights in Oaxaca kept up by the creep of the mezcal high, I’m always excited for the rewards in the morning: frothy hot chocolate, fresh juice, crispy-edged fried…

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.…