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Oasis Cafe: Big on Flavor and Friendliness

What do you do when you can’t find your own culture’s staple cuisine anywhere nearby? How about start your own restaurant? Taddasse Haile did exactly that. Now, Oasis Cafe serves as a neighborhood favorite for its San Francisco community.

Agriculture Needs an Equity Check Too

In today’s “Friday Feature,” Betsy Floyd explores the story of California-based Balakian Farms and speaks with its co-owner, Amber Balakian, about inequity in the agricultural industry.

Two Chicks in the Mix: Cake Icons from NorCal to SoCal

Malaka Wilson-Greene and Erica Freeman knew they wanted to be entrepreneurs, but didn’t exactly know what type of business they wanted to start. Turns out, baking was the way to go. Check out the story behind Two Chicks in the Mix here!

Going Nuts for Nuttin’ Butter Cookies

Fun fact: There are a lot of different nuts. Even funner fact: They can all be baked into delicious cookies, which is exactly what Nuttin’ Butter Cookies Owner Whitney Singletary is doing. Check out her story here!

The Sweeter Side of Justice with Crumble & Whisk

In June 2020, bakers united across the contry to promote #BakersAgainstRacism. For Crumble & Whisk owner and chef Charles Farrier, it was a time to get involved in “The sweeter side of justice.” Today, he continues promoting positive change, and making great cakes in the process.

Voodoo Love: Bringing the Bayou to the Bay

With VooDoo Love, Owner and Chef Eva Morris has created a menu that incorporates Louisiana-style spices while taking inspiration from Vietnamese, Spanish, and other styles of cooking. Find out more about the restaurant’s young history and the impact it is making in the Bay Area.

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