Leo Della Penna, age 8, offers his strong opinions and perceptive insight for this guide to local, child-friendly menu items.
Twenty new restaurants and bars opened, including Bar Shiru, Emporium Oakland and Cupcakin' at Swan's Market; eight closed.
More than 20 restaurants opened this month across the East Bay, while 13 — including Berkeley's Nefeli Caffe — closed.
Thirteen new restaurants opened — including Thai Taste Kitchen, Rob Ben's, Javi's Cooking and Town Tavern — and seven closed.
Creekwood and Western Pacific now serving Berkeley; Marin Pizza takes place of Farm Burger; FOB Kitchen at Juhu Beach Club space; Bierhaus, Co Nam and Burlap Coffee to Oakland. Some significant closures too.
A new Italian spot, called Passione Caffè, will be opening in the Shattuck Square space, possibly as soon as next week.
New locations for Pyeong Chang Tofu, Benchmark Pizzeria, and Beauty's Bagel Shop join more than 20 new restaurants in the East Bay this month; while eight eateries closed.
The underground café in the California Jazz Conservatory is still often 'discovered' by surprised diners who have unknowingly walked past it. Inside they'll find a charming hidden gem.