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Finding Farofa at Galeto Brazilian Grill

Sometimes, out of the blue, something enters your mouth that you’ve never tasted before and of which you’ve never heard.
October 02, 2014

Dining Updates in October

Eating our way around Alameda, Berkeley, Chinatown, and Jack London Square.
October 02, 2014

alaMar Docks In Uptown

Saucy fingers flecked with herbs and crayfish mustard tear the slippery abdomen from the carapace, the pink flesh taking a dunk in Meyer lemon pepper sauce before lips close around it, slurping the dripping sauce off fingertips. Sure, you could use utensils, but dining at alaMar should be, as co-owner and Chef Nelson German describes it, a "nitty, gritty style of eating."
September 04, 2014

Cholita Linda Sets Up Permanent Home

There are few places in Oakland that make you feel as though you’ve journeyed to a tropical beach town where the sun is shining on your shoulders and your cares are miles behind. But such is the way with the Latin American mercado-inspired Cholita Linda, a taco haven nestled in the Temescal district near 51st Street.
September 04, 2014

Tis the Season for Heirloom Charentais Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes are still met with skepticism, even at farmers’ markets, perhaps due to years of eating insipid supermarket specimens. But at many market stalls, skepticism fades after a bite of Charentais melon, an heirloom cantaloupe.
September 04, 2014

Justin Mi and His Lobsta Truck

What if all the food gods got together and staged a succulence contest? Patterned after a beauty pageant, it would pit against each other the tenderest morsels of land, sea, and sky, seeking the single sweet or savory that explodes between the teeth most effortlessly and most exquisitely, making even the steeliest diners stifle helpless, open-throated moans.
September 04, 2014

Recently Visited Restaurants

Dining out in Berkeley, Temescal, Grand Lake, and Uptown
September 04, 2014

Justin Mi and His Lobsta Truck

What if all the food gods got together and staged a succulence contest? Patterned after a beauty pageant, it would pit against each other the tenderest morsels of land, sea, and sky, seeking the single sweet or savory that explodes between the teeth most effortlessly and most exquisitely, making even the steeliest diners stifle helpless, open-throated moans.
September 03, 2014

Cholita Linda Sets Up Permanent Home

There are few places in Oakland that make you feel as though you’ve journeyed to a tropical beach town where the sun is shining on your shoulders and your cares are miles behind. But such is the way with the Latin American mercado-inspired Cholita Linda, a taco haven nestled in the Temescal district near 51st Street.
September 03, 2014

alaMar Docks In Uptown

Saucy fingers flecked with herbs and crayfish mustard tear the slippery abdomen from the carapace, the pink flesh taking a dunk in Meyer lemon pepper sauce before lips close around it, slurping the dripping sauce off fingertips. Sure, you could use utensils, but dining at alaMar should be, as co-owner and Chef Nelson German describes it, a "nitty, gritty style of eating."
September 03, 2014