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Cafe Romanat Shares a Coffee Ritual

In Ethiopia, coffee lovers savor the bounty of their country with an elaborate to-do that also occurs in Oakland cafes.

Fermentation Sweeps the Nation

House-made kombucha, kimchi, kraut, and other fermented delights are popping up on more and more East Bay menus.

Seek Out Meyers From Guru Ram Das Orchards

Meyer lemons go great in cocktails like the Bee’s Knees at Adesso.

The Domino at Hopscotch Disguises Scotch

The cocktail of the month puts scotch with blackberry, jalapeño, lemon, and amaro—and it works.

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.

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.

Imperial Tea Court Stars Noodles and Tea

Roy Fong of Berkeley’s Imperial Tea Court believes in making hand-pulled noodles the way of the ancients.

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.

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.

Fall for Rome Beauty Apples

Drought, heat, and topsy-turvy weather create interesting conditions for late-season apples.