Berkeleyside writer Sarah Henry wins journalism award

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. The San Francisco chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international philanthropic society of female leaders in the culinary world, established the fellowship in honor of Karola Saekel […]

Pianist Sarah Cahill plays Berkeley Arts Festival

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 […]

Top food stories from Berkeley in 2011

Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.

What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, III

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.

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

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 […]