There are two new reasons to take a stroll down Temescal Alley off 49th Street in Oakland: The CRO Café for scrumptious espresso, and Doughnut Dolly for, well, you know…
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.
Some restaurants become known for a particular dish with fans swearing it’s “the best thing they’ve ever eaten.” Kate Williams puts these dishes to the taste test. This week: Kao Mun Gai at Hawker Fare.
Sinto Gourmet’s Kimchi — Korean style pickles, nappa cabbage, cucumbers, turnips — is Comal Chef Matt Gandin’s refrigerator standby. He’s also happy to share his views on why sous vide cooking and tweezers have no place in the kitchen.
Three newly arrived cookbooks offer exciting views of Asian cooking in Japan, Burma and Vietnam. In the first of our new series, Cook the Books, Stanislaw Sobolewski, cookbook manager at Moe’s Books, peruses them for your delectation.
Bob Klein of Oliveto, heads to Tuscany every year to hunt for truffles with his pal Giorgio Sacchini. Their bounty is then served up at the Rockridge restaurant.
Ms Barstool went to Revival Bar & Kitchen in Berkeley looking for a pick-me up. She got more than she bargained for with bartender Justin’s Corpse Reviver (with a Nordic twist).
So many of us strive to achieve the perfect turkey as epitomized by Norman Rockwell in his painting “Freedom from Want.” Monica Rocchino, of The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley, challenges the sacred notion that a whole turkey is de rigueur for Thanksgiving dinner.