Sarah Henry, Berkeleyside’s food writer since March 2010, was last night presented with the Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism award in recognition of her fine writing and reporting.
About six years ago, anguished by America’s ongoing foreign wars, Sarah Cahill decided to take matters into her own hands. Ever since John Adams wrote his early breakthrough piece “China Gates” for her in 1977 the Berkeley pianist has specialized in presenting new music by living composers, and she launched her own anti-war campaign by commissioning a series of new works.
Former Berkeleyside writer Sarah Henry profiles 12 innovative farmsteads operating along the California coast.
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.
Preeti Mistry's new cookbook offers her life story and includes nearly every recipe that’s ever been offered at her restaurant.
The day will feature numerous discussions on the Bay Area food scene among local authors, chefs and food purveyors, as well as the opportunity to taste delicious food and participate in workshops.
The use permits for the food trucks parked at the intersection of Bancroft Way and College Avenue will expire in March next year; no new location has been secured for them.
With the first Red Bay Coffee Roasters café, Keba Konte hopes to transform low-wage jobs and bring some diversity into the coffee business.
New Caribbean joint Miss Ollie's opens in Oakland, Assemble going into BoilerHouse space in Richmond, and Paul Canales about to open Duende. Food news, in Bites.
BARTAVELLE TAKES FLIGHT Remember our news that Suzanne Drexhage was taking over the shuttered Café Fanny space on San Pablo Ave.? Well, she quietly opened her Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar today, Tuesday. It’s deliberately a “super soft opening,” she said, “relying only on the stupendous lines at Acme to get us by, and to allow us to get a few of our ducks in a row.” Word must have spread fast, however, as Sarah Henry reports that the place was serving Sightglass coffee from 7 a.m., as well as porridge and pastries for the breakfast set — and the line was out the door. “Around noon, some folks were nibbling on avocado toasts paired with a glass of white wine,” said Henry. The café will build up its menu in anticipation of Saturday, Oct. 27, when next-door neighbor wine merchant Kermit Lynch is holding his 40th anniversary parking lot party. “Then we’ll kick it into high gear,” Drexhage says. Bartavelle, 1603 San Pablo Ave. Open Tues-Sun, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Berkeley's wine maverick Kermit Lynch celebrates 40 years in business.
Food writer John Birdsall moderates the panel Chew on This as part of the Litquake Literary Festival's Berkeley Ramble.
Nishanga Bliss, the author of Real Food All Year, on eating seasonal whole foods for optimal health and energy.