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Grasshoppers Add Crunch and Punch

Calavera puts edible insects—chapulines—on the menu: Today’s pests are tomorrow’s taco fillings.
December 23, 2015

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.
December 16, 2015

What’s Hot, And What’s Not

Bacon-wrapped whatever? That’s so 2010. Today’s culinary buzz is reserved for cephalapods, high-end Mexican, cold-brewed coffee, sour beers, seaweed, and burgers, natch.
November 29, 2015

Sequoia Diner Gains Fans in the Laurel

The Full House Cafe is gone, but the new diner that has set up shop is making a splash in the neighborhood.
November 28, 2015

Changes at Rivoli, and More

Rivoli adds a new chef, plus we visit Millennium, Homestead, Sushi House, and Max’s Diner and Bar.
November 24, 2015

Just What the Elmwood Ordered

The Advocate brings upscale Cal-Med dining with its own slant to the neighborhood.
November 24, 2015

Food Finds in Oakland’s Chinatown

Walk the streets of Chinatown to discover a world of delicious items and experiences, ranging from preserved egg porridge and dumplings to cultural tasting tours and cooking classes.
November 04, 2015

From East End to Analog

This month, we’ve been eating pizza at East End, reimagined simplicity at Gather, basics at Basic Café, deliciousness at Chowhaus, and vegan and veggie stuff at Analog.
November 04, 2015

El Burro Picante Builds a Better Burrito With its Gringo Burrito

A Southern California—or is that Albuquerque?—fantastic food find meanders north, marrying burritos with french fries.
October 22, 2015

It’s a New Era for Vegans at Millennium Restaurant in Rockridge

Eric Tucker leaves San Francisco behind and with Alison Bagby brings high-concept vegan creations to Millenium Restaurant, the Rockridge spot that didn’t work for meat-centric Box & Bells.
October 19, 2015