Update, 11.16.12: The man who died was 24-year-old Jonathan Mendiola Urbina from San Pablo, and he died after falling off a rock while hiking with friends, according to a report in the Chronicle.
There are two new reasons to take a stroll down Temescal Alley off 49th Street in Oakland: The CRO Café for scrumptious espresso, and Doughnut Dolly for, well, you know...
UC Berkeley spending $3.1m to study the power of gratitude (SF Biz Times)
Missy Franklin officially signs with Cal swimming (Denver Post)
California Historical Radio pushes to buy KRE building (Radio Survivor)
Three finalists named for presidency of Berkeley City College (Inside Bay Area)
Oakland council delays final vote on College Ave Safeway (Oakland North)
Tale of Mary Zimmerman’s “White Snake” at Berkeley Rep (Chronicle)
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.
Some restaurants become known for a particular dish with fans swearing it's "the best thing they've ever eaten." Kate Williams puts these dishes to the taste test. This week: Kao Mun Gai at Hawker Fare.
Sinto Gourmet's Kimchi -- Korean style pickles, nappa cabbage, cucumbers, turnips -- is Comal Chef Matt Gandin's refrigerator standby. He's also happy to share his views on why sous vide cooking and tweezers have no place in the kitchen.
Three newly arrived cookbooks offer exciting views of Asian cooking in Japan, Burma and Vietnam. In the first of our new series, Cook the Books, Stanislaw Sobolewski, cookbook manager at Moe's Books, peruses them for your delectation.
Bob Klein of Oliveto, heads to Tuscany every year to hunt for truffles with his pal Giorgio Sacchini. Their bounty is then served up at the Rockridge restaurant.
Ms Barstool went to Revival Bar & Kitchen in Berkeley looking for a pick-me up. She got more than she bargained for with bartender Justin's Corpse Reviver (with a Nordic twist).
So many of us strive to achieve the perfect turkey as epitomized by Norman Rockwell in his painting "Freedom from Want." Monica Rocchino, of The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley, challenges the sacred notion that a whole turkey is de rigueur for Thanksgiving dinner.
Despite pleas that Perfect Plants Patients group was a good neighbor, the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night voted that the cannabis collective was in violation of the city’s zoning laws.
A SLIGHT SHIFT Razan’s Organic Kitchen is on the move, with plans to take over the neighboring space where Great China used to be on Kittredge Street. Great China is renovating the old Looney’s BBQ spot on Bancroft, with a scheduled opening date of next spring. The new restaurant will continue to be run by the Razan’s folks. It doesn’t yet have a name, but it will sell Middle Eastern food and hopes to open next spring as well.
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