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Miss Ollie Remembered

When Sarah Kirnon opened Miss Ollie’s in Old Oakland in December 2012, the buzz was audible.
August 30, 2013

Generally Speaking

One of the few things we know for sure about the smoky-spicy-sweet-sauced, golden-battered nuggets known as General Tso’s chicken is that the General Tso for whom it is named almost certainly existed, and that this particular General Tso was the thickly mustachioed 19th-century scholar, statesman, and military leader Zuo Zongtang.
August 30, 2013

Ethnic Treat: Disks of Glory

Whenever our kind eat anything savory, we wish secretly, or not so secretly, that we were eating sweets.
July 01, 2013

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.
July 01, 2013

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.
July 01, 2013

Ethnic Treat: Disks of Glory

Whenever our kind eat anything savory, we wish secretly, or not so secretly, that we were eating sweets.
July 01, 2013

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.
July 01, 2013

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.
July 01, 2013

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.
May 01, 2013

Forge Ahead

Jeffrey Amber, executive chef at Jack London Square’s the Forge, is no rookie to the Bay Area culinary scene.
May 01, 2013