For as long as I can remember, meals have been an opportunity to create cherished memories with loved ones. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, I can recall a childhood shaped by shrimp cocktails at The Sea Wolf; steak at New Lucky’s; pancakes at Biff’s after Sunday mass.
All these meals were shared with family. Meals become rituals that mark the days of our lives — each gathering an opportunity to interact with family and reconnect with friends.
As Oakland develops a new culinary vitality, new restaurants replace the old. From food trucks to Michelin Starred establishments, there’s almost nothing I won’t try at least once.
I write mostly about Oakland/East Bay to assist diner’s in making choices that will encourage local growth and sustain the best of our restaurants. However, I also periodically write about New Orleans, a place I have come to relate to as a second home. As Mark Twain said,
“New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.”
This site is an acknowledgment of the artistry of those who cook for us as we break bread with those we love. Pick a place and make a memory of your own!
Angela Lazear, East Bay Food Scene