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Chowhaus Elevates Dining in Montclair

What is a Chowhaus? It’s something akin to the roadhouse chop bars of West Africa and the gasthäuser of Germany, both important as community gathering places. Based on our experience over three visits, Chowhaus could become that for Montclair.
September 22, 2015

Introducing the Vietnamese Version of Waffles

The pandan waffles at Monster Pho are deliciously crisp honeycombed green things piled high with whipped cream and ice cream—your new favorite dessert.
September 08, 2015

Asian Fusion, Vegan Simplicity, and Bowling for Burgers

Oasis Grill, Parlour, Potala Organic Cafe, plank, and Zen Asian Fusion + Tapas
September 06, 2015

Uptown’s Parlour Dishes Out Cal-Ital Fare

It feels more like a trendy Valencia Street eatery, but Parlour is decidedly Oakland.
July 13, 2015

B-Side Baking Co. Easily Finds Fans

Tanya Holland’s barbecue replacement creates a stir for the commuter set with delectable quiches, pies, biscuits, and banana bread. Coming soon: lunch.
June 17, 2015

A Baltic Peace Dividend at Mama Papa Lithuania

Mama Papa is less concerned with promoting esoteric delicacies than with presenting humble yet restaurant-worthy versions of Lithuanian home cooking.
June 15, 2015

A Pub for the Commonwealth

June 01, 2015

Tambo Pleases With Peruvian Plates

Until you can make your own pilgrimage to the Andes, dip into the many appetizers, entrees, and desserts that chef/owner Patricia Rios has packed into her bountiful menu at Tambo where she radiates luminary charm and creates unpretentiously artful plates as pleasing to eye as to the palate.
May 22, 2015

Smoke’s Poutinere Brings the Canadian Poutine to Berkeley

Poutines are loaded fries, but loaded fries are not poutiness, and while the East Bay is loaded with loaded fries, Canada’s signature offering is relatively hard to come by. Until now, with the arrival of Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley.
May 15, 2015

Go to Galeto Brazilian Grill for Meat

It’s hard not to like a place where the hostesses and hosts exude unrelenting charm, the crowd is the epitome of Oakland’s multicultural (Latin, African American, Asian, Caucasian) population and adventuresome fashion (did you see that skirt, that jacket, those heels?!); and where anyone on a paleo diet might just think he or she has achieved nirvana.
April 15, 2015