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Tigerlily Works Wonders With Dough

Native-American fry bread goes global and gets fusionized at Berkeley’s Tigerlily.
August 05, 2016

Summer Stars Corn at Pican

Pican’s executive chef Jerome Fressinier shares a recipe for maque choux, a corny creation that’s essentially creamy corn succotash just in time for summer.
July 29, 2016

Longbranch Saloon Surpasses Expectations

It turns out the handsome Berkeley drinking establishment is more than that, delivering the perfect meal with Zuni Cafe-esque chicken, an amazing burger, and inspired cocktails
July 15, 2016

Hina Yakitori: Skewered by Tradition

An uncompromising Japan-trained chef dives deep into the chicken pond.
July 01, 2016

Going Vegan for a Change

Four new vegan outlets convince an omnivore that meatless might be doable.
June 27, 2016

Bocanova Turns Out Inspired Ceviche

Executive chef Rick Hackett is celebrating local specialties, including ceviche, with a monthly multicourse regional dinner series that started this spring. Regions explored in the series thus far have included Argentina, Chile, and Mexico; future feasts will honor Peru, Brazil, and beyond.
June 17, 2016

Bowl’d BBQ Brings Bibimbop to Alameda

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.
June 08, 2016

High Praise for Blind Tiger

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.
June 03, 2016

Palmento a Dopo Zeroes in on Sicily

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.
May 20, 2016

Cafe Eugene Makes Winning Tofu Paté

Sure, it’s a bit hippie-dippie, but it’s also smart, creative, and tasty.
May 18, 2016