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By Deborah Grossman

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About this blog: Here are my views and vignettes on the food scene in the Tri-Valley. I will hunt down good food, interesting restaurants and eateries of all types. I'll go behind the scenes at the occasional bar, brewery and distillery and also s...  (More)

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Eating retro with TV dinners
Sep 18, 2023 11:06 am
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Restaurants like to sell memories.

Barbie-influenced pink ice cream popped up when the Barbie movie premiered. McDonald's offered adult Happy Meals with McD's... More
Cookbooks: dinosaur or essential kitchen tool
Aug 28, 2023 11:06 am
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Are cookbooks out of fashion? Find a house for sale that has been staged, and cookbooks stand proudly in the kitchen. Web searches often deliver ads for ingredients,... More
Rosetta Roasting coffee shop and cocktail lounge
Aug 14, 2023 10:45 am
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After summer travel and departure of a house guest, I was ready for some caffeine and quiet time to contemplate our next adventures. I stopped by Rosetta Roasting... More
Mom Dumpling dim sum in Pleasanton
Jul 17, 2023 10:14 am
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The name Mom Dumpling begs the question, who is the namesake? Manager Ryan Wong doesn’t know about a particular Mom. “I think my boss wants customers... More
Exploring food contests at the Alameda County Fair
Jun 26, 2023 10:05 am
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At the Alameda County Fair, I can’t advise on the scariest carnival rides. But I can suggest nibbling on pastrami fries or a musubi snack, cheering for Sourdough... More
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