Friday night, I entered Berkeley’s world-famous Chez Panisse with a bouquet of flowers. I looked to Chez Panisse as an example of fine dining at its best. The sights and aroma all created a seductive mood in the restaurant. I was there with the flowers for a reason you might not expect, though: to remember the animals Chez Panisse was serving that night with a flower for each plate.
Berkeley Police were called to world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse Friday night after a group of animal-rights protesters stormed into the dining room disrupting dinner service.
Genova Delicatessen's last day in business is April 30, People's Café has moved across the street and The Wolf will open in the former Bay Wolf space. This news, and more, in today's Bites.
Learn about The New Normal's name change to Temescal Brewing, and get updates on Kobani, Belotti Ristorante, Hawker Fare, and much more in this week's Bites.
San Francisco's Dominique Crenn, of Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn, will be opening a French-style brasserie in the Claremont Club & Spa. Details on this news and more in Bites.
Established West Berkeley barbecue restaurant T-Rex is temporarily closed, while North Berkeley's Café Gratitude is planning to shutter permanently. These details and more, in this week's Bites.
Bay Wolf opened three years after Chez Panisse, and both have well-earned reputations for consistently putting fresh, delicious, seasonal food on the plates of a loyal clientele for more than four decades.
In this week's Bites, OVO and Mad Oak open North Oakland, Sequoia Diner is getting close, and there's a new noodle spot in Berkeley.
Michael Bauer's new Top 100 restaurant list, published in the San Francisco Chronicle, includes a growing list of East Bay restaurants.
West Oakland's Continental Club has a new owner, the Wolfhound Bar opens, and much more in this week's Bites.
Kitchener Snack Bar begins construction, PieTisserie holds a grand opening, and much more in this week's Bites.
Le Bateau Ivre has been on Telegraph Avenue for 43 years, and is hoping a city loan will revitalize the business.
Chez Panisse chef Cal Peternell's new cookbook provides building blocks for good home cooking.