Big news for Berkeley barbecue and beer fans: Perdition Smokehouse has closed suddenly. Details on this story, and much more, in this week's Bites.
Albany Taproom and Grazzy Burgers are set to open Friday in adjoining storefronts that have been vacant for about six years.
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.
'Turn It Around' tells how the outcasts, freaks and nerds of the East Bay came together to create a safe, inclusive punk community in a very special place: Berkeley's 924 Gilman.
Catch up on the East Bay restaurants that opened and closed in July.
By Alex Orlando and Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou
When writer and artist L. John Harris had to vacate his Berkeley home for a month, he checked into the Berkeley City Club, a private social club and hotel where he is a member.
The new Berkeley Kitchens on Eighth Street provide space, inspiration and room for growth to a clutch of local, artisanal food entrepreneurs.
Two under-the-radar West Berkeley wineries -- one named for a famous fan -- are worth making a detour for.
The second floor of California Hall is bright and airy, with a hushed air of importance. As Berkeleyside ascended the staircase last week, Dan Mogulof, UC Berkeley’s head of communications, alerted us to prepare for a shock: The new chancellor was wearing jeans.
Yesterday, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive announced it had begun construction work on its new building in downtown Berkeley.
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau lauded UC Berkeley’s continued excellence at the annual state-of-the-university press conference yesterday, citing its top five position in a leading ranking of global universities, the continued flood of applications from highly qualified students, the leading number of National Science Foundation fellows in graduate programs, and a flurry of other statistics.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced today that he will step down from the chancellorship at the end of this calendar year. Birgeneau has been chancellor since September, 2004.
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