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LAF in the A.M. January 28th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY!

Graze Rockridge in Oakland CA

Free Cake!

An Interview with Gina, Long-Time Durgin-Park Waitress

New Orleans Food Guide

Graze Rockridge in Oakland CA

If you like to eat, we think one of the best ways to get to know a city is by taking a guided food tour. The upscale Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, CA offers a particularly interesting-looking tour, with six food stops (beginning with the famed Morning Bun from La Farine), three miles of walking with plenty of local history, and demonstrations from local business owners. Read a detailed account of one woman’s tour experience on the Berkleyside website, and make your reservation at Rockridge Food Tour.

Free Cake!

Get a free slice of the giant 12th Man cake at Cupcake Royale in Seattle.

Get a free slice of the giant 12th Man cake at Cupcake Royale in Seattle.

Cupcake Royale in Seattle, WA has baked a huge blue and green Seahawks 12th Man Cake (actually, two cakes) and will be distributing free slices at the Capitol Hill and Ballard locations this Friday at 5:00 p.m. They do love their Seahawks in Seattle.

An Interview with Gina, Long-Time Durgin-Park Waitress

Boston's Durgin-Park is one of the last places in the city where you can enjoy real New England baked beans.

Boston’s Durgin-Park is one of the last places in the city where you can enjoy real New England baked beans.

Back in the 1800s, butchers and fish mongers lunched at Durgin-Park. They gave the waitresses a lot of guff. The waitresses gave it right back. And so began a Durgin-Park tradition.Today, if you catch any guff from your waitress, it’s all in good fun, an act put on for those patrons the waitresses sense want it. So says Gina, the head waitress at Durgin-Park. She’s been there 40 years, and she has plenty of stories to tell. Read the fascinating interview with Gina at Boston Eater.

New Orleans Food Guide

Casamento's sublime oyster loaf

Casamento’s sublime oyster loaf

Here’s a rundown of the best of New Orleans from CN Traveler, from the alcohol-marinated Friday lunches at Galatoire’s to the members-only pop-up Dinner Lab. You’ll find a combination of the very familiar and not-so-familiar in their story.

4 Comments

  1. Loved the interview with Gina!

  2. Thanks for the shout out about our tour!!! Hope you come back and try our Ice Cream tour! It’s back for the 2nd summer and perfect for kids of all ages!

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