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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.

Calavera Makes a Mighty Mezcal Mojito

It’s like a breath of fresh air—lime air, that is.

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.

Cafe Eugene Makes Winning Tofu Paté

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

Spring Sandwich by Jay Porter Delights

Asparagus, an emblematic, coming-of-spring thing, can become a luscious open-faced sandwich at The Half Orange.

Ajanta’s New Owners Don’t Mess With Anything

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.

East Bay Wine Bar Revival

The Barrel Room hits the sweet spot with a wine-forward emphasis on ding.

Reimagining the Venerable Old Fashioned

Japanese whiskey transforms the familiar cocktail into something special.

Urban Latino Offers a Fusion Mashup

The Temescal outlet celebrates the Americas: North, South, and Central.

Mendocino Goes Crabless for Big Festival

This year’s 16th annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival in Mendocino County was missing a main ingredient, Dungeness crab, but organizers, chefs, judges, attendees didn’t let that get them down.