In this week's Bites, we've got news on two Berkeley restaurant closures, two businesses that are expanding, and much more.
Two new drinking establishments are rearing to go in Oakland, City Slicker Farms is holding a grand opening party, and much more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.
Youth get a crash course in farming at this East Bay farming non-profit, which has farms near the West Oakland BART and the old 16th Street train station.
BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Local artists from diverse musical traditions play at the Berkeley World Music Festival this weekend. The festival will be held in People’s Park and across various Telegraph Avenue locales. The mission of the festival is to “cultivate artistic vibrancy and social value of the world music panorama for the benefit of local communities,” according to organizers. See berkeleyworldmusic.org for a schedule of events, which run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 13. And check out our feature on Thomas Mapfumo, “the lion,” who kicks off the festival on Friday night at Ashkenaz. (more…)
The urban farming non-profit has secured a 1.4 acre lot on which to build its first permanent farm and park. It's now fundraising for construction costs.
The Tribune Tavern opens on April 10, Campovida winery launches new tasting room... all this and more hot East Bay food news.
Oakland's City Slickers has broken ground on its largest site, on what was once the site of a paint factory -- promising a bounty of fresh produce for local residents.
For four years Kim Allen has served as garden program manager for Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA), which provides a minimum-wage, internship program for socio-economically challenged adolescents ages 14 to 18. Some come to the garden through word-of-mouth from family or friends, others as part of mandated community service.