Theresia Gunawan's Pot Pie Paradise offers tried-and-true classics as well as uncommon pies filled with Hungarian beef goulash and spicy Javanese tempeh. She can be found at local farmers markets too.
Bartender and co-owner Jessica Maria does her magic behind the bar.
Once a former speakeasy and an off-track betting den, Sam's Log Cabin serves hearty daytime meals with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and building community.
A corner building covered in clouds was once the haunt for some of the world's most influential musicians. Subway Guitars owner Fatdog still oversees a vibrant music community hub.
In this edition of Handmade East Bay, chef-owner Octavio Diaz and his mother Juana Ramirez make the family recipe for this rich, flavorful Oaxacan sauce.
We tried lobster with garlic noodles, a new take on Thai sticky rice with mango, Spam musubi with Hot Cheeto crumbles and more at the first installment of this Asian night market.
Three generations of the Davis family have owned this Berkeley BBQ joint, which recently reopened after a fire destroyed the original location.
Chef Nite Yun presents the vibrant cuisine and the nostalgic rock-and-roll past of Cambodia at her new brick and mortar restaurant in Fruitvale.
Chef Danute Sukiene makes traditional Lithuanian homestyle cuisine at this charming, family-owned neighborhood spot.
The Friends bookstore is stocked with donations from the community. Some are re-donated. Most are sold for under $3 to support the Berkeley Library. A few are exciting discoveries.
Regina Campuzano, a highly regarded artist at Modern Electric, a majority women- and queer-run studio in South Berkeley, believes getting a tattoo is radically vulnerable act.
In this edition of Handmade East Bay, chef Chikara Ono skillfully prepares sushi for an eight-course prix-fixe dinner at Delage in Old Oakland.