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Food & Drink

Bellanico Puts Red Kuri Squash to Good Use

Chef Jonathan Luce shares a recipe for sformato and chicory insalata starring red kuri squash.

Perle Wine Bar & Bistro Is Upscale, Refined, and Defined

A Montclair newcomer pays gracious attention to detail and delivers well-executed Cal-French flavors.

Smooth Operator

Shinmai is sleek, sexy, and ambitious — and settling in.

Chick’n Rice Specializes in Khao Mun Gai

Four Cal grads bring an easy Thai concept to Berkeley.

The Nutty American Stars Walnut and Rye

Speisekammer pours up a delicious cocktail chock-full of sensory pleasures.

Easy Pleasures

Mockingbird brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.

Make up for Lost Time

Allendale’s Vientian Cafe sparkles with the peppery tastes of Southeast Asia.

From the Left Side of the Balcony: The Survey Says

The verdict is in on Northern California's best politically correct wines.

Dining Review of Pathos

After our first dinner at Pathos in May, I said to Robin, “There wasn’t anything we ate that I wouldn’t order again.” And that was saying something, because five of us, parked in a comfy patterned banquette and amply cushioned white leather chairs around a large table, shared six dishes from the nine-item orektiko (small plates) section of the menu and two from the kyrio piato (main courses).

Doukkala Puts a California Slant on Moroccan Cuisine

For all its food-loving extravagance, the Bay Area has little in the way of Moroccan cuisine. But if you ask Jamal Zahid, whose family has owned a Moroccan restaurant in Oakland’s Temescal district for 13 years, he’ll tell you there’s a natural connection between the local, sustainable culinary ethos of California and the traditional foodways of his native Morocco.