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Dining Dynasty

Along the east side of College Avenue just north of the Rockridge BART station, a half dozen mall-like storefronts turn anonymous faces toward Trader Joe’s and Zachary’s Pizza across the street.

Spotlight on Café Q

When Café Q opened in January 2012, Thu-Huong Nguyen and her brother Minh Nguyen, an architect, envisioned nearby Alameda High School students as a primary customer base for the Encinal Avenue fast-casual service restaurant offering a healthy-choices concept.

The Flaky-Crusted Upside of Colonialism

Some dishes practically eat themselves. They’re so self-contained, so tidy, so cute in their “Hi, take me with you!” obligingness.

Forge Ahead

Jeffrey Amber, executive chef at Jack London Square’s the Forge, is no rookie to the Bay Area culinary scene.

East End Pizza Co.

Good news for pizza fans: East End Pizza Co. is expanding.

Taste of Tehran

French pastry launched Attar’s life in food in her native Iran, as the owner of one of the first French pastry shops in Tehran in the late 1970s.

Saffron and Soul

It’s not nice to assume that you will hate a restaurant you haven’t yet visited, especially if it’s beautiful and friendly and you are soon to learn firsthand that it serves the best freaking meatballs you have ever eaten in your life—and you have eaten many, many meatballs.

The Flaky-Crusted Upside of Colonialism

Some dishes practically eat themselves. They’re so self-contained, so tidy, so cute in their “Hi, take me with you!” obligingness.

Forge Ahead

Jeffrey Amber, executive chef at Jack London Square’s the Forge, is no rookie to the Bay Area culinary scene.

East End Pizza Co.

Good news for pizza fans: East End Pizza Co. is expanding.