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Has Oakland Reached Restaurant Overload

The answer depends on rent, jobs, more residents, and a host of other factors.

Appreciate The Dock for Its Angles

The menu at The Dock on Linden Street is both Gastro-pub and fine dining destination: One can choose casual dishes to go with artisan draft and bottled beers as well as complex flavors an gorgeously plated selections paired with cocktails or fine wine.

Starline’s Liquid Love Song

Bar manager turns to the Isley Brothers for the inspiration behind the For the Love of You, a potion to get you and your Valentine hot.

Spam-tastic Sushi at KauKau Corner

In Hawaii, Spam is a popular commodity, and it’s made its way onto the KauKau Corner menu.

Taste the Mideast at Ba-Bite

Ba-Bite’s food is as colorful as the interior design. Salads swagger with a rainbow of organic, locally sourced vegetables, and the silken hummus has won the praises of patrons and restaurant critics alike.

Cool as a Cauliflower

It’s an often-overlooked workhorse of a winter vegetable, once humbled in this country as a colorless vehicle for uninspired cheese sauce. But as good cooks the world over have known for centuries, cauliflower is anything but common.

Grasshoppers Add Crunch and Punch

Calavera puts edible insects—chapulines—on the menu: Today’s pests are tomorrow’s taco fillings.

Holiday Head-Butting at Honor Kitchen & Cocktails

Reconnect with your friends by undertaking a Dutch tradition, kopstoootje at Honor in Emeryville.

Calavera Stars Mezcal, Bugs, and More

The latest from Chris Pastena with partners Michael Iglesias and Jessica Sackler plus chef Christian Irabien is a symphony of Mexican styles.

Tis the Season for Mexican Hot Chocolate

Coffee, chocolate, chiles, and tequila what could be better? Maybe adding a Sugar Knife Marshmallow.