Monday, January 14, 2013

HopScotch - An Upscale Diner located in Uptown!

HopScotch a new restaurant located in Uptown District of Oakland is an upscale diner serving fabulous cocktails and a small and well honed menu. We had a variety of dishes including the Beef Tatki, Potato Chips fried in Duck Fat and served with an aioli dip, and a lovely green salad served with a beet dressing. And those were just the starters. For entrees, we had Fried Chicken and Butternut Squash Gnocchi. The atmosphere was my favorite and the service was exceptional. It's a great addition to the neighborhood.

Check it out!

By Gina Odom, Realtor

Thursday, January 10, 2013

1311 Carrison St, Berkeley

Cute starter home just came on the market in South Berkeley. This sweet bungalow is completely remodeled, hardwood floors, open layout, bonus room and features a wrap around deck. Listed at $525K. Shoot me an email if you want additional information - Listed by Linnette Edwards from BHG.

2 bedroom, 1 bath plus bonus room.  Approx. 1282 Sq.Ft.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

300 Ivy St, San Francisco - New Development by David Baker

At the southwest corner of Grove and Gough Streets in Hayes Valley, this development by David Baker and Partners is planned to bring 63 new flats and townhouses to the neighborhood. Just block from the newly widened Octavia Street that boasts boutique shops, Gough Street will have storefronts that will make up a pedestrian-friendly retail row, with prominent corner facades at both Ivy and Grove.

The main building entry along with the townhouses will face the shaded, low profile Ivy Street. Behind, homes will surround the courtyard and will feature terraces and decks. 

David Baker and Partners is also responsible for the spectacular PC Lofts in West Oakland. This transformative development in West Oakland is just a quick drive over the bridge to SF. The development just became Green Rated by Build It Green and has won numerous awards like "Best Adaptive Reuse Project, James Hardy Design Award and National Landscape Award."

written by Gina Odom

Friday, January 04, 2013

Guest Chef is worth checking out!

I dined at Chef Guest in the Rockridge district of Oakland last night with a few friends and it was fabulous. A small setting with about 8 tables allows for a very intimate setting. The concept of "Guest Chef" is exactly how it sounds - a new chef every few weeks or so. Last night the menu featured Moroccan food and the chef was delightful. He was not only good with food but he was also fun to speak with about his home country and his love of food. We had the lemon chicken, a trio of dipping sauces, Moroccan stew,  and ended the evening with an amazing lemon cake.  Click here for the bio of the featured chef and the concept of Guest Chef.

Guest Chef

5337 College Ave, Oakland

written by Gina Odom