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Baker Marykate McGoldrick Thinks of Rhubarb in the Spring

The pastry chef uses rhubarb and buckwheat for an upside down cake that perfectly balances tartness and sweetness.
May 23, 2019

Brown Sugar Kitchen Satisfies Soul Food Cravings

The new Brown Sugar Kitchen skillfully renders chef Tanya Holland’s most iconic dishes, including her fried chicken and waffles.
May 17, 2019

Oakland’s 4505 Burgers & BBQ Roasts a Whole Hog Every Day

Chef/butcher/restaurateur Ryan Farr takes his time — sometimes as long as 18 hours — to barbecue a whole hog at his Laurel district location.
May 10, 2019

MIXT Greens Opens a Spot in Uptown

The salads, sandwiches, and bowls at MIXT contain real food that’s sourced responsibly and served in a location boasting a casual vibe that’s good for families.
May 03, 2019

Kilduff Gets to the Bottom of the Kasper’s or Caspers Question

The East Bay hot dog empire traces its roots to a common Armenian-American ancestor, Kasper Castigian. According to his grandson, Paul Rustigian, these days, a Caspers sausage company also makes the hot dogs for Kasper’s.
April 29, 2019

Standard Fare’s Kelsie Kerr Makes Celery Root Soups

She looks beyond celery root’s gnarly exterior to expose a sweetly nuanced vegetable that can be used in myriad ways to enhance some of your favorite dishes or even be the lead culinary star all on its own.
April 26, 2019

Leaves & Flowers Revives the Sencha Tradition

The Berkeley online and wholesale tea outfit shares its own signature blend of Kyushu-grown sencha, reviving an ancient tea tradition.
April 19, 2019

Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana Lets Tamarind Shine in Cocktails

Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana is one of the few restaurants to celebrate this under-discussed aspect of Mexican cuisine — and even incorporates tamarind into its cocktails.
April 19, 2019

Charmed by Rico Rivera’s Almond & Oak

The future bodes well for the former Penrose when diners discover Almond & Oak’s revitalizing charms under its new chef-owner.
April 12, 2019

Stan Yee Establishes a New Park Street Hang Out

Town Tavern occupies a prime corner and space to create a community bar with drinks and bar food for his friends and neighbors.
April 05, 2019