Category Archives: Restaurants

#22 Free Christmas Dinner

On Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Angela’s Bistro will be open and serving turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, vegetables and cranberry sauce—free of charge. Tuckers Ice Cream will be serving desert and Alameda Theater will be … Continue reading

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#21 Sometimes It’s Better To Enjoy Things Upside Down

Apple Walnut Pie that is! If you have never tried it, you are in for a treat! This is Debbie Shahvar’s signature desert, a cross between Apple pie and Tarte Tatin, featured at both Buttercup Grill in Oakland’s Jack London Square … Continue reading

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#19 A Room With A View

One of my favorite spots in Alameda to linger over a meal is Pier 29. With wonderful marina views on one side and mind-blowing San Francisco skyline views on the other, no other restaurant in Alameda (nor most of the … Continue reading

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#17 Culinary Night at Alameda’s Winter Island Celebration

I love great food! I love to make it I love to read about it and more importantly I love to eat it! So when I heard about local chefs sharing there culinary skills, I had to let everyone know. This … Continue reading

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#11 Angela’s Bistro $1 Oyster Tuesdays

On a quest for great Oysters? Well you don’t have to go far. Every Tuesday night Angela’s Bistro has $1.00 oyster night. That’s right; you don’t have to go to Hog Island Oyster in the City, or Spengers in Berkeley … Continue reading

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#10 La Penca Azul for the ultimate cold fighter – Tortilla Soup

If there was a cure to the common cold, it would probably include this soup. Absolutely perfect on a cold December day. Here’s a link to a past Alameda Magazine article where it was declared Best Soup in 2009. As … Continue reading

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#4 Potato Pancakes at Speisekammer

They’re available year round, but at this time of year when it’s dark by 4:30 pm, and it’s cold and rainy, Speisekammer’s potato pancakes (along with a pint or two) certainly take the edge off. They’ve got a great selection … Continue reading

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