Get caught up on this week's noteworthy East Bay food news and events.
The popularity of Swan’s Market, built in 1917, has waxed and waned over the years, but now, with popups and a wave of new restaurants, it's most definitely in.
The juice shop, located in Old Oakland's Swan's Marketplace, is run by two women of color on a social justice mission.
Hopsy is delivering growlers of beer in the East Bay; Itani Ramen prepares to open; Swan's Marketplace has a juice bar; and where to eat at Christmas and New Year's Eve.
On the eve of Mother's Day, we talked to four women who are balancing motherhood with working in the chaotic whirl of the East Bay food industry.
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In the last two years more than 12 restaurants have closed in Jack London Square, but several new food businesses are planned for the area. Will they succeed?
This month, we said hello and good bye to several restaurants and bars in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond and Emeryville.
Jessica Moncada took us on a tour of some of her favorite Oakland haunts while talking about her new venture.
Two of Oakland's leading restaurants offer dramatically different dining experiences.
Set back in a cacophonous corner of Swan’s Marketplace is AS B-Dama and its steaming bowls of udon soup, crisp karaage, picturesque sushi and, if you’re lucky, a special bowl of uni chawanmushi. The savory steamed egg custard comes adorned with a generous portion of briny, rich uni and earthy maitake mushrooms. (It’s not on the regular menu, so you’ll want to make sure to look out for it on the specials board or just ask the kitchen.) Other must-tries? The agedashi tomatoes, tempura-fried and served in a subtle yet delicious dashi broth; tori karaage, seemingly weightless fried chicken; and anything else on the specials menu. Pro-tip: The afternoon lunch “sets” offer the best value in all of Swan’s — for $10 or less, you can get a main like katsu curry or sushi rolls with miso soup, salad, rice and often a bowl of sautéed vegetables as well. AS B-Dama is at 907 Washington St. (at Ninth), Oakland.
In Bites, we bring you news of a growing Ale Industries, changes at Steel Rail Cafe, and details on this food festival-filled weekend.
Break out of your usual routine with some of the East Bay's best salads.