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Sideshow Kitchen Follows a Mash-up Fusion Ethos

Halal beef, free-range chicken, cage-free eggs, organic produce, and local ingredients find their way into Mexi Cali Shawarma, kimchee-aioli wings, hot-link-and-Diablo-sauce sandwiches, sangria, and other Sideshow Kitchen menu items.

Kinja Sushi Gives Bibimbap a Japanese Twist

Kinjadon is chef-owner Joe Kang’s version of the dazzlingly colorful Korean raw-fish dish hwaedupbap, basically “a take on bibimbap.”

Local Chefs Dish On Their Favorite Recipes

Inspired chefs share Winning recipes for oysters, birds, veggies, sides, and cakes, so you can impress your own friends and family.

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.

Paradise Park Cafe Puts Twang Into Pumpkins for Fall

A North Oakland neighborhood cafe uses pumpkins in ice cream burritos and savory tacos with slaw, sweet potato, and corn.

Nosh Box: Sports Boost Slices and Pies

The only question is: What kind of pizza are you in the mood for?

Lungomare Gets Ital-Cal Cuisine Right

Chris Pastena in partnership with chef Craig DiFonzo put a hotel restaurant into a league of its own with locally sourced, market-driven ingredients.

Little Star Heads to Park Street

The Star on Park is Little Star’s first foray into Alameda.