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Sweet Bar Bakery

  Sweet Bar is a relatively new bakery in the downtown Oakland area and has a great atmosphere for work or getting together with friends. It feels a little like coffee shops did when they first became crazy popular. Nice and open with plenty of tables and lots of light. It’s on Broadway so there… Read more »

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It’s not like I remember it in college…

  The Ramen Shop is a small menu restaurant that was started by a couple of Chez Panisse ¬†alumni not too long ago in the Rockridge area that serves delicious noodles and scrumptious drinks. Beware however, that it is definitely an “in” place to go for dinner right now and as they do not take… Read more »

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Beautiful Bagels at Beauty’s Bagel Shop

If you are an east coast transplant, or just someone who has spent a significant amount of time travelling the other side of our nation (not time-travelling, although I’m sure that would apply too), you know that while most would consider this the “best” coast, we are still learning on one very specific front…bagels. The… Read more »