This week: New restaurant news in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, and a round-up of holiday events.
Vanessa Chavez says she feels blessed for having been able to open Cholita Linda, whose fish tacos draw high praise.
Curbside Creamery, a new brick-and-mortar ice cream shop, is set to open in Oakland's Temescal Alley on Friday.
Offal spot Marrow has closed, while Oakland has two new offerings: Shakewell in Lakeshore, and The Half Orange in Fruitvale.
With new space, Homeroom, Oakland's go-to mac 'n' cheese restaurant will be able to offer events and classes.
American bistro Captain & Corset is live in Uptown Oakland, and BBQ spot Perdition Smokehouse opens June 20 in Berkeley.
This week's Bites has something for everyone: Japanese food, juice, cupcakes, vegetarian fare, wine, whiskey and much more.
Owner Jamal Zahid has reimagined his Temescal restaurant space — which formerly was called Tanjia — with a new chef and a new menu.
Four Berkeley and five Oakland restaurants have made it into the newly published San Francisco Chronicle Top 100.
It's all happening on Oakland's Grand Avenue, and Charlie Hallowell is giving back to the community big time.
There's a new high-end liquor store on Grand Avenue and a new French bistro coming to Lakeshore, as well as kosher sushi to Afikomen Judaica.
Oakland mixologist Stew Ellington knows his cocktails and the history behind them. His book offers 901 to choose from.