The East Bay's biggest food stories included Mezzo salads, Ippudo ramen, the death of Andronico's and Norikonoko, the rise of "fast casual," and salted cheese teas.
We invited six Intermezzo superfans to lunch at Mezzo to find out if the salads lived up to memory and expectation.
Catch up on the East Bay restaurants that opened and closed in June.
We checked in on the progress of the two Telegraph Avenue institutions that are on the brink of reopening.
Over a dozen new food businesses are headed to Berkeley's Southside neighborhood.