Bowl’d BBQ, which opened this spring in Alameda’s South Shore Center, is the newest in a group of family-owned Korean restaurants whose locations are in Albany, Berkeley, and Oakland specializes in bibimbop, the hearty rice combo that some call Korea’s national dish.
The new underground Pan-Asian gastropub Blind Tiger is one of the best, most creative, and most affordable recent additions to Oakland’s dining scene.
Jon Smulewitz tightens his focus, with the region of Sicily squarely in his culinary sights, and strikes a balance between new and tried-and-true.
Sure, it’s a bit hippie-dippie, but it’s also smart, creative, and tasty.
The father-and-son team Rajen Thapa and Pratik Thapa who took over Ajanta want to keep the Berkeley gem just like chef Lachu Moorjani envisioned it.
The Barrel Room hits the sweet spot with a wine-forward emphasis on ding.
The Temescal outlet celebrates the Americas: North, South, and Central.
Chef Saboor Zafari of Angela’s Kitchen in Alameda uses them in his recipe for aushak, or Afghani dumplings
Ramen restaurants proliferate hereabouts like the bamboo shoots they serve; has the East Bay reached ramen overload?
Chefs and restaurateurs weigh in on how food trucks stack up against bricks and mortar.