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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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Food adventures at the Livermore Downtown Farmers' Market
Apr 10, 2023 9:22 am
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On Saturday mornings picture me as a homing pigeon landing at the Pleasanton Farmers' Market to taste the top picks of the season. After a rash of wintry storms,... More
Tipping takes a digital turn in restaurants
Apr 30, 2023 7:17 pm
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Before credit cards and apps, tipping was easy. If restaurant service and food was good, you tipped around 15-percent.

Tipping in its purest sense is an expression... 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
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
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
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