Berkeley firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within ten minutes, but the restaurant was still damaged badly.
Find out the latest food news, updates and events happening in the East Bay.
Two long-time Berkeley restaurants have changed ownership this month, including one of Berkeley's first sushi restaurants. This, plus more East Bay food news.
When the Napa earthquake struck on Aug. 24, Joshua Bloom had a 5-second warning.
The answer to the question 'where to go for the best burger in the East Bay' is that we are so darned spoiled for choice!
The beer revolution continues with 21st Amendment moving in to East Bay, and bar fans have newly opened Parliament.
Off The Grid expands to Emeryville, new openings include Zensen Sushi Express, Desco, SpoonRocket and Phoenix Pastificio.
Grégoire Jacquet was born in Versailles, France. When he was young, his family moved to the village of Grazay in the Loire Valley. His father spent most of his time away working as a car salesman. A rural upbringing gave Jacquet an appreciation for cooking and food in general. At 14 he went to study cooking at the Maison Familiale et Rurale. After a brief stint at a hotel in the French Alps, Jacquet cooked in Paris for two years. On vacation in the Bay Area, he met Jacky Robert, and with Jacky’s help decided to come and work in the U.S.. He worked at Amelio’s, and at Ritz Carlton hotels in San Francisco, Boston, and Puerto Rico, after which he moved with his wife, Tara, to Berkeley. He opened Grégoire in 2002 with a two-person staff and an ever-changing, local menu. His philosophy is for a simple spot where the chef takes the orders and cooks the food in front of the customers. A second restaurant opened on Piedmont Avenue in 2007. These days, Jacquet says he has found a perfect balance between wanting to please people with his food and being a devoted husband and father of two.
Who knew questioning the deliciousness of the sandwiches in Berkeley would arouse such passion?