Dining Review of Pathos
After our first dinner at Pathos in May, I said to Robin, “There wasn’t anything we ate that I wouldn’t order again.” And that was saying something, because five of us, parked in a comfy patterned banquette and amply cushioned white leather chairs around a large table, shared six dishes from the nine-item orektiko (small plates) section of the menu and two from the kyrio piato (main courses).
Doukkala Puts a California Slant on Moroccan Cuisine
For all its food-loving extravagance, the Bay Area has little in the way of Moroccan cuisine. But if you ask Jamal Zahid, whose family has owned a Moroccan restaurant in Oakland’s Temescal district for 13 years, he’ll tell you there’s a natural connection between the local, sustainable culinary ethos of California and the traditional foodways of his native Morocco.
Camino's Old Cuban Is the Perfect Summer Drink
Oakland’s celebrated Camino is named for the fire over which its food is cooked—“camino” means “fireplace” in Italian—but it may as well be named for the discernible route each ingredient takes to your table. And there are other, more circuitous roads being mapped at the wide-open, woody Grand Avenue restaurant. “One of the things that makes this place unique,” says bartender Martha Chong, “is the relationship between the kitchen and the bar and the pastry department, all sharing ingredients.”
Calling All Vegan Cupcakers
Are you Oakland's ultimate sweetheart? Submitt your vegan cupcake recipes to Rock Paper Scissors Collective's 6th anual Vegan Cupcake Bake-off and we'll let the public be the judge. To enter, submit original recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bake-off will be held on September 13th from 1-4 pm at Rock Paper Scissors Collective located at 2278 Telegraph Ave in Oakland
Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors + Etienne deRocher
Grand melodies, shifting textures, and thick rhythms radiate from Todd Sickafoose's music. On his album Tiny Resistors, the bassist/composer matches his 8-piece New York band with a pair of guests, Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco, to create a jazz record with the muscle and scope of an indie-rock orchestra.
A blend of psychedelic-folk and California-soul that really defies categories, Etienne deRocher’s music is infusedwith romance and melancholy, with a whimsical thread that weaves it all together.
NOTES ABOUT REDWOOD GROVE CONCERTS
Shows may sell out - buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Parking is limited and not guaranteed - carpooling is encouraged.
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm.
Redwood Grove door at 5:00pm.
Bring your own refreshments.
Alcohol is not permitted per UCPD.
Warm clothes recommended.
Birds and Coffee
Your morning cup of coffee may seems like a trivial routine, but the coffee industry as a whole has a major impact on the habitat available for birds in Central America and other coffee-growing regions. Biologist John Sterling will present some of his Smithsonian research supporting the Bird-Friendly Coffee movement. He will discuss why some coffee farms are better than others for birds and why good coffee farms are critical for conservation. Illustrating his talk will be photographs of birds from coffee farms in Latin America, the Philippines, and Sumatra.
John is an avid birder and has his own company specializing in tours, birding classes, research, and consulting (sterlingbirds.com).
Presented by Golden Gate Audubon Society
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