B&B Wine Bar, LocoL, 2 Laurel beer gardens

Berkeley will soon get a new seafood-focused wine bar and Oakland’s Laurel District is likely to gain two beer gardens — these details and more, in this week’s Bites.

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

There’s more than just breakfast on offer at this three-year-old café, but we think Bartavelle is at its best in the earlier hours. Sweet and savory porridge, a decadent Persian style breakfast board and an array of toasts on Acme bread are all on deck, plus coffee from Portland-based Heart Coffee Roasters. A glass of […]

Berkeley’s Premier Cru paid its tech staffer in wine

As the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of the Berkeley wine store winds its way through court, significant details emerge about its operations.

Wine, wine everywhere, and not a drop to drink

Mal Warwick, who regularly contributes book reviews to Berkeleyside, calls Frances Dinkelspiel’s ‘Tangled Vines’ “a great read,” and “crammed with fascinating characters.” He gives it five stars.  ☆☆☆☆☆ (five out of five) Gold. Aerospace. Agriculture. Filmmaking and television. Computers and consumer electronics. Wine. Viewed through the lens of business and commerce, these industries dominate the […]