Cupcakin’ at Virginia Bakery, La Perla Puerto Rican Cuisine, Viet Kitchen, more opened; Ladle & Leaf, Dosirak Shop, Ninna, more have closed.
Two former fine-dining chefs in Oakland opened a takeout operation featuring flavors from the South, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Plus: Espresso Roma is for lease, a Black history jazz brunch, Chez Panisse is closed this week due to potential COVID-19 exposure, more.
Plus: Gather’s greenhouse is open, Kinja’s new Oakland location, Limewood’s cannabis pairing dinner, a documentary about Tu David Phu, more.
Oakland’s Yilan Foods operates out of the kitchen at Ninna Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue and consistently sells out of its signature Taiwanese dishes.
Health inspectors say La Perla’s owner, Jose Ortiz, needs to fix the kitchen floor. Ortiz says he doesn’t have the money to do it.
Plus: HelpBerkeley founder wins a Jefferson Award for Public Service; Blue Ox Wine Co. rebrands as Hammerling Wines; “Berkeley’s Fascination with Food.”
Whether you’re flying solo or sharing a plate with your significant other, celebrate the holiday with some good food and drinks made by local restaurants, pop-ups and bakeries.
Latorra Monk worked in kitchens for years before opening Oaklandia in June 2020. She hoped to make a community hangout, but now she’s just barely hanging on.
With bars closed, M Squared Spirits founder and Oakland-based mixologist Michael Cecconi finds ways to bring his artistry into people’s homes.
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with traditional and not-so-traditional Lunar New Year dishes from these seven East Bay restaurants.
Oakland grocery workers are getting a substantial hazard pay raise starting immediately.