Over a dozen new restaurants have opened in Berkeley and Oakland this month. Fewer than 10 have closed.
The popular North Oakland wine shop will hold a party March 30, complete with free bites and wine.
Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewery plans to build a brewery and outdoor beer bar using shipping containers at 40th and Broadway.
Once up and running, Impossible Foods will add 80 local jobs and produce up to 4 million plant-based burgers a month.
Barclay's will open in the former location of the Greek restaurant Pathos.
A dinner, paired with Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," will take place Friday.
The sprawling restaurant, beer garden and music venue boasts 42 taps and 13,000 square feet of space.
Nestle will give a talk on the global food system on March 21 at Cal's International House.
Despite new ownership, the menu remains mostly the same at Venus, but it now accepts tips.
Kathryn Tomajan and Robin Sloan are leasing a three-acre orchard in Sunol and will release their first oil in January 2018.
The family-run neighborhood café had a three and a half year run on Sacramento Street.
Berkeley will gain a new fried chicken wing restaurant, Fire Wings, in the coming months, as well as a Hong Kong-style Asian fusion restaurant.