Downtown Berkeley will be getting a new cheese and charcuterie bar, Maker's Common, from the folks behind SF's Mission Cheese. These details and more, in this week'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.
In this week's food news, KronnerBurger debuts on Piedmont, Berkeley's Tap Haus opens, Temescal's Kingfish Pub sets an opening date, and much more.
Berkeley's first kava bar has opened on University, the Adeline neighborhood has new Zing Café, and more in this week's Bites.
Inspired by the cowboy Chuck Wagon, the Charlie Cart Project hopes to teach school kids around the country to cook with a little kitchen on wheels.
Douglas Gayeton's new book is a dictionary of sorts, albeit with gorgeous images. He hopes it will change the way we make and consume food.
The new effort will pull together the resources of 10 UC campuses to address key food issues globally.
The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale at King Middle School on Saturday May 10 was probably the best ever in terms of raising funds for the nonprofit, according to its director, Katrina Heron.
UPDATE, March 27: As expected, the Berkeley Unified School Board last night voted to commit $485,000 for the coming year to its gardening program, under the terms outlined it the proposal that called for gardening classes for pre-kindergarten through grade 7. [See the full proposal on the BUSD Board meeting agenda packet, starting on page 54.] Commenting on the move, Martin Bourque, executive director of the Ecology Center, said Berkeley was showing leadership in finding money from its budget for the pioneering program after losing nearly $2 million in federal funding. “Who else is stepping up like that on their own dime?” he said. “Berkeley is leading the way.”
The new Edible Education 101 class is starting up at UC Berkeley. Now to snag one of those free tickets!
Two new spots promise to liven up Telegraph Avenue, and an SF vegan restaurant is set to open offshoot in the Gourmet Ghetto.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver dropped in on a cookery class today at King School and had a tour of its famous garden by Alice Waters.
Jezra Thompson, the new head of Berkeley schools' gardening and cooking program, explains why it's in peril, despite support.