Seven nominees for the coveted food and drink awards are from Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda.
Five East Bay-based chefs have been nominated across both national and regional categories for the 2017 awards.
There's plenty of food news in this week's Bites, including an update on 21st Amendment's San Leandro brewery (opening soon!) and Elmwood's The Advocate.
Oakland's historic Starline Social Club re-opens, Red Bay Coffee launches a Kickstarter, and much more in this week's Bites.
Kitchener Snack Bar begins construction, PieTisserie holds a grand opening, and much more in this week's Bites.