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Refined Flavors and Locally Sourced Ingredients: Boot & Shoe Service

November 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Boot & Shoe Service serves up simple brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes with a refined twist. This cozy café chooses ingredients seasonally, and does its best to source produce and meats from nearby organic farms. Early risers will find their flavor on a brunch menu featuring innovative dishes like pork confit with poached eggs, pain de mie French toast, and a ceci ragu cooked right in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven.

Stop in for lunch and choose from dishes like a Blue Heron Farms Little Gems Caesar salad, a fried petrale sole sandwich, or a Marin Sun Farms beef brisket sandwich with salsa verde. Dinner is equally decadent, with options like the opah crudo with avocado, baked Bellwether Farms ricotta, or a roasted cauliflower plate served with olives and grapes. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate Boot & Shoe Service’s desserts, like the lemon zest and fennel panna cotta.

Boot & Shoe Service
3308 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 763-2668

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Learn to Make Crepe Batter With This Simple Recipe

November 12, 2014 6:36 pm

Going out for crepes feels like taking a little trip to Paris—without the hefty airline prices. Though crepes are usually viewed as a luxury food that you only get at restaurants, these thin pastries are actually quite simple to make at home as well. Here is a beginner’s crepe batter recipe that you can stuff with your favorite sweet or savory fillings.

Crepe Batter Recipe


3/4 cup cold milk
3/4 cup cold water
3 eggs
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Special Equipment:

Electric Blender
Iron Skillet or Crepe Pan

For detailed instructions on preparing this Crepe Batter Recipe, visit the Food Network website.

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Happy Veterans Day!

November 11, 2014 8:57 pm

We would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our veterans. Thank you for your service.

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