This year, 11 exceptionally good, but moderately priced East Bay restaurants were given the Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction.
Tacos Sinaloa is in, Gather and Rivoli are out in this year's list of Michelin Bib Gourmand picks for the East Bay. Oakland's Commis is still the only East Bay restaurant with Michelin stars.
Oakland and Berkeley's Restaurant Weeks begin Jan. 14 and run through the end of the month. Over 100 restaurants across the region are participating this year.
Big news for Berkeley barbecue and beer fans: Perdition Smokehouse has closed suddenly. Details on this story, and much more, in this week's Bites.
There are openings galore in this week's Bites, from downtown Berkeley to Jack London Square. Get the latest East Bay food news here.
There's a new high-end liquor store on Grand Avenue and a new French bistro coming to Lakeshore, as well as kosher sushi to Afikomen Judaica.