James Beard-award winning food writer Carolyn Jung's new cookbook features profiles and recipes from 41 chefs and business owners based in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and beyond.
23 restaurants opened across the East Bay, including Lucky Bird, Trap Kitchen, Smoke Berkeley; 18 closed, like Britt-Marie's, Lovely's, Sanctuary Bistro.
Thirteen new restaurants opened — including Thai Taste Kitchen, Rob Ben's, Javi's Cooking and Town Tavern — and seven closed.
Out of 68 Bay Area restaurants, 14 of this year's recommendations have locations in the East Bay.
This year, 11 exceptionally good, but moderately priced East Bay restaurants were given the Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction.
Tacos Sinaloa is in, Gather and Rivoli are out in this year's list of Michelin Bib Gourmand picks for the East Bay. Oakland's Commis is still the only East Bay restaurant with Michelin stars.
Berkeley's Bonita Fish Market has closed (at least temporarily), both King Tsin and The Pasta Shop have changed names, Old Oakland throws a huge party, and much more in this week's Bites.