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Oeste Introduces Rooftop Dining to Oakland

The menu celebrates Latino recipes with Southern flavors and techniques. FB: We loved the happy hour bar snacks. Piping hot fried olives, stuffed with anchovy, were tart flavor bombs without tasting fishy.

Brazilian Breads Makes Gluten-Free Cheese Bread

Known as pão de queijo, these puffy cheese rolls are made from tapioca flour.

Now Is the Sweet Spot for Cherries

This stone fruit is worth all the extra effort pitting requires.

Adult Milkshakes Are a Thing Now

The Hideaway has taken the plunge and feature milkshake cocktails on its menu.

Seawolf Does Pub Grub With an Ethnic Bent

A dive bar popular with cops becomes a hip neighborhood hangout that puts an ethnic twist on bar food.

SF’s L’acajou Opens an Outlet at Woodminster Plaza

The menu is more expansive, because the Oakland space — formerly the Woodminster Cafe — has more sophisticated cooking facilities.

Alameda Does Old School

Diner culture is alive and well on the Island.

Best To-Go Options

Today’s carry out is way better than pizza and chow mein.

Nyum Bai Puts Banana Blossoms into a Salad

Gently crunchy and tasting nothing like bananas, banana-blossom salads are typically served augmented by soup and rice as a whole meal.

Benchmark Chef Loves Asparagus

Let asparagus, burrata, and green garlic grace your table.