Mediavore: Oakland Calling

• Oakland is popping off these days, with nine new spots to impress Michael Bauer. Places like Flora and Sidebar remind us that there really is a there there. [SF Gate]

• Jasmine Rae bakery is planning a new retail shop in the planned Southern Exposure complex. [SFoodie]

• French makers of traditional rose wines, in which crushed grapes are briefly fermented with their skins, are deeply unhappy about the E.U.’s proposal to allow the wine to be made by simply blending red and white wines. [NY Times]

• In the recession, customers are increasingly turning to “economy beers” like Busch and Miller High Life. [WSJ]


Mediavore: Oakland Calling