A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day
HAPPY NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY!
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.
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
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
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.