Sales plummeted, the money ran out, or a rent hike was the last straw. Some owners took early retirement. They may be gone, but the memories linger.
Openings include La Guerrera’s Kitchen, Alley & Vine, Shake Shack; among closures are Jules Thin Crust, Cookiebar Alameda, El Gusano — and the 71-year-old Albany Bowl.
Even if the new COVID-19 relief bill is signed into law, some restaurateurs say a new round of loans will only sustain them for a few more months.
Devoted regulars are banding together and fundraising to save the historic Grand Avenue bar.
Purple potatoes add an earthy flavor to these decadent spiced cupcakes with a rich, velvety frosting.
Restaurants, caterers and pop-ups offering celebratory meals, meal kits, celebration packages and virtual events to ring in 2021.
Some farmers sold more than half their harvest to restaurants before the pandemic. A new program is helping farmers connect with more individual customers.
Plus: June Taylor is closing her business at the end of the year; the Elmwood Theater offers popcorn takeout on Sundays and more East Bay food news.
Feast your eyes on our bountiful list of East Bay restaurants and caterers offering special holiday menus to enjoy at home.
The volunteer-run group works with local eateries to provide two meals for $10 to those over 60 or self-isolating. This holiday, it will deliver hundreds of free meals.
When the pandemic cut hours at her new dream job at Chez Panisse, Sara Eisen launched her babka business.
Founded by pastry chefs who met at The Wolf in Oakland, Delphinium specializes in handcrafted chocolates made with botanicals and seasonal ingredients.