Molly Gore

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    March 17, 2014

    First Look at Andytown Coffee Roasters

    After more than a year building out a tiny space in the Outer Sunset, Andytown Coffee Roasters is officially opening. The café is a passion project from couple Michael McCrory and Lauren Crabbe -- two young veterans of the industry who decided to bring the city's coffee zeitgeist to perhaps its qui ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Blueberry Cheese Danish at Nabalom Bakery

    Nabalom Bakery is a very Berkeley bakery. To begin, it's collectively owned and has been since it opened in 1976. That means, no hierarchy. No managers, bosses, overseers. The horizontal structure rewards self-starting, autonomous people, and challenges anyone who looks outside themselves for direct ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Mama T's Tea-Smoked Salmon

    Smoking meat runs in Tina Ferguson-Riffe's blood. She's a Dallas native, and grew up next to her father tending a smoker in the backyard. These days, she's gone all the way back to her roots as the woman behind Smoke Berkeley, a tiny spot adjacent to an oil change stop on San Pablo Avenue. Her name ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Emilia's Pizzeria

    At Emilia's Pizzeria, timing is everthing. The spot is hardly bigger than a pantry, and it's been a favorite among local folks for four years. In the back, Keith Freilich takes phone orders, spins pies, and serves up some of the best pizza in the bay. The thing is, it can be awfully hard to get. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Cooperative Cafe Serves Best Coffee in South Berkeley

    South Berkeley's stretch of Adeline Street is not the most promising drag. Peppered with empty storefronts and neglected lots, it's a string of blocks I used to forego walking on most days, until recently, when I spotted Alchemy -- a tiny, glimmering sign of neighborhood revival that happens to be t ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013
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    March 27, 2013

    Peek Inside Duende's New Casual Bodega

    "Nothing here was thought out at all," says Paul Canales, sweeping his arm across the massive, airy space of Duende. It's hard to believe. Duende in the mid-afternoon is beautiful--washed in daylight, the walls a raucous mash of beautiful and hectic Basquiat-esque canvases by Raymond Saunders (a fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    First Report From The Mill, Open Today on Divisadero

    After seven months as a tent in front of its brick-and-mortar space on Divisadero, The Mill officially opened its doors this morning. By its second hour the line was stacked deep and looking antsy. The new spot from Josey Baker and Jeremy Tooker (Four Barrel) is a combination bakery/cafe, a welcome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Local 123 Wants You to Stick Around Awhile

    Of its many comforts, it was Local 123's dark chocolate sea salt cookie that first gave me the joy that catapulted me into a committed relationship with my now-favorite writing spot. The two-bite confection, pushing the size of a half-dollar, laid waste to nearly every other cookie in my working m ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2012
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    October 11, 2012

    Fun Food Events in the Mission This Weekend

    First, tonight kicks off the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival, going on through Saturday at various venues in the neighborhood. Buy a ticket to a comedy show, get a coupon for a free burrito at Pancho Villa or El Toro. We're not 100% sure about the correlation, but hey, we like both comedy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    First Bite at Mau: Two Inventive Takes on the Bahn Mi

    We stopped in Mau last week to snag our first bite from the new joint by former Slow Club chef, Sante Salvoni. Salvoni gave us a full rundown of what's in store for the restaurant, fresh off of its soft opening last week, while we stuffed our cheeks with a few of his playful takes on banh mi. The fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Close Encounters with Ina Garten at the Ferry Building

    The Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, made a smiley appearance at the Ferry Building yesterday while filming an episode for the Food Network. According to Eater, she was gathering ingredients for a Napa picnic. We spotted her sifting through radishes, giggling over cherry tomatoes, and apparent ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Sampling TCHO's New Line of Confections

    TCHO rolled out its new line of confections last week, a four-part collection of classic truffles that has been a long time coming. We already know TCHO by their splashy square chocolate bars that stare us down in the checkout line of Falletti's, as the base of Blue Bottle's mochas, and as the subli ... More >>

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