There's much to report on the East Bay food scene as the year kicks off — including scoops on Albany's Café Eugene, Berkeley's Nabolom Bakery, and more!
Doug Washington and Freya Prow's Grand Lake Market has now opened, bringing a welcoming, unique shopping and dining experience to Oakland.
Far West Brewing is hoping to open a craft brewery, barrel-aging facility and restaurant on Berkeley's 6th Street.
Berkeley's wine maverick Kermit Lynch celebrates 40 years in business.
A crew from Chez Panisse restaurant are headed to Cuba later this year -- and the public are invited to join this cross-cultural, culinary expedition.
Find out from owner Suzanne Drexhage what kind of food and flavor are coming to the new Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar, in the former Cafe Fanny space.
Alice Waters came to Café Fanny Friday morning with a funeral wreath to commemorate the closing of the café she opened 28 years ago.
Cafe Yesterday: Berkeley's only breakfast cereal bar serves up TK coffee and seasonal sandwiches on Acme Bread along with Frosted Flakes.
The first (and only) time I visited Ireland, I was 21 and in the middle of my art history studies. Upon stepping off the ferry from France I exclaimed, “I love the juxtaposition of green against the gray sky!” Spoken like a true art history major.
Three years ago, Marissa LaMagna started Bay Area Green Tours, a nonprofit, shoestring operation now headquartered in the David Brower Center (and largely staffed by eager, eco-conscious, unpaid interns) because she wanted to showcase the best sustainable farms and food, buildings and businesses, energy practices and employment opportunities in Berkeley and beyond.
Dafna Kory discovered the delights of jalapeňo jam during pre-dinner nibbles at a Thanksgiving gathering. She went out to buy a jar, couldn’t find the mighty spicy condiment anywhere, so she began experimenting with making her own. It became an instant hit among her posse.
Minh Tsai is on a mission to make tofu the next hip artisanal food. He knows he has a ways to go to get many Americans to even taste tofu, but if anyone can make it cool to eat bean curd, this enthusiastic self-described tofu master is the man for the job.
Last month Chez Panisse succumbed to social media madness and joined Twitter. But, rather than bombard its already 2,431 followers with promotional messages or daily menu updates, the Alice Waters-owned restaurant is playing it cool and tweeting with the understated style we have come to expect from the team that works with Berkeley’s Slow Food queen.
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