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Doña’s Carnitas Is More Than Just ‘Little Meats’

The precise way in which carnitas is prepared at Doña is a secret, but there are only four ingredients.
December 06, 2019

The Berkeley Boathouse Is More Than a Typical Hotel Restaurant

Part of an $8 million ‘refresh,’ the Berkeley Boathouse opens within DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina with a chef-driven menu.
December 06, 2019

ZINO’s Brandon Hicks Updates Crab Louie

Brandon Hicks maintains classic elements of the traditional Crab Louie but presents it in a modern way with a Mediterranean touch.
October 25, 2019

Sister is a Sibling No More

The onetime “sister” restaurant to Pizzaiolo, Boot & Shoe becomes Sister and is so much more than a pizza restaurant.
October 18, 2019

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement Is Comfort Food That Satisfies

Fernay McPherson, who named her restaurant after her great-aunt and grandmother, says her comfort food resonates with so many people.
October 11, 2019

Mägo Does Magic With Food

There’s wizardry afoot at owner/chef Mark Liberman’s Mägo on Piedmont Avenue.
September 20, 2019

The Zen of Biscuits

They’re not just for breakfast anymore at The Alice Collective.
September 13, 2019

Audacious Describes the Twists at Grand Lake Dimond

May Seto Wasem and husband and fellow chef Dave Wasem are sticking to seasonal classics with twists at their new Grand Lake Dimond.
September 13, 2019

La Guerrera’s Kitchen Handcrafts Tamales

Reyna Maldonado opened La Guerrera’s Kitchen in Fruitvale this May with her mother, Ofelia Barajas, and they make tamales the family way.
August 23, 2019

A Reset for Oliveto Café & Restaurant

Oliveto occupies a special niche of East Bay dining, and its most recent reset has happily strengthened its position.
August 16, 2019