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- Bites: Venus expands to Solano Avenue, Berkeley and Albany will get new French bakeries (Nosh)
- Marufuku: New Oakland ramen royalty (East Bay Express)
- Oakland Eats: Authentic Bagel Co. closes, Temescal tasting room, more (Hoodline)
- First Taste: Reem Assil's Dyafa serves Middle Eastern hospitality + all the dips and breads (7x7)
- First Bite: Sipping Spain in Walnut Creek (Diablo)