Monthly Archives: July 2007

Wassup with the fish moguls?

We are losing all the big-time fish guys.  What’s going on here?  First, we have Rubin Caslow, the chairman of the largest producer of smoked fish in the country, Acme Fish Corporation, who died in April.  This is a major … Continue reading

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Burgers at Pear Street Bistro in Pinole

Reporting that Pear Street Bistro has good burgers.  On 5/25/07 I wrote favorably about lunch at Pear Street Bistro in Pinole.  Today Matt and I went back to investigate the hamburger situation and are happy to let you know that … Continue reading

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Great Szechwan in Richmond/El Cerrito

Tried Great Szechwan in Pacific East Mall and it was good.  Great Szechwan (3288 Pierce Street, Richmond)  took over the space that was formerly Shanghai Gourmet, thank God, since that place had gone downhill the last year or so.  To … Continue reading

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Rico’s in Oakland

Matt and I had lunch at Rico’s in Oakland.  Rico’s (400 15th Street, Oakland) is billed as a diner, but it is not really a diner inasmuch as it is a fun, hip place to eat.  It is a long, … Continue reading

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Kara’s Cupcakes

The $3.25 cupcake is alive and well.  Yes, Kara’s Cupcakes are good.  Very good.  Very, very good, even.  But three dollars and twenty-five cents good?  We are happily eating the leftover cupcakes from yesterday’s ‘nic with Jessica and Jeff, who … Continue reading

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Buttercup Bakes at Home

I broke down and baked cookies today.  Steve had gotten me a slew of cookbooks for Christmas last year, including Buttercup Bakes at Home (2006), by Jennifer Appel, which has some enticing recipes, so I chose the peanut butter and … Continue reading

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