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Ethnic Treat

Papaya Salad at Vanessa’s Bistro

Ask the Chef: James Syhabout

Nothing gets the Bay Area food scene salivating like a closed restaurant and an available Michelin-starred chef.

Ethnic Treat

In 2005 a simple hunk of pickled herring atop a slice of rugged rye bread in an outdoor Copenhagen cafe stole my heart.

Ask the Chef

Yingji Huang, the chef-owner of Kakui Sushi in Montclair was born in China, he didn’t grow up with sushi culture and didn’t even sample sashimi until high school.

Prospect 772’s Ron Pieretti

Long before the British alcoholic beverage company Diageo scooped up spirit, beer and wine labels across the globe, Rosenblum Cellars was just your spunky little Alameda winery making spunky little wines and offering opportunities to spunky young men like Ron Pieretti.

Hopscotch

Any time a restaurant becomes “my favorite new restaurant,” I begin to worry. In the case of Hopscotch, a classy hole in the wall on the western boundary of Oakland’s meteoric Uptown district, my concerns set in after our first visit; they were in full swing after dinners two and three.

Ethnic Treat

In 2005 a simple hunk of pickled herring atop a slice of rugged rye bread in an outdoor Copenhagen cafe stole my heart.

Hopscotch

Any time a restaurant becomes “my favorite new restaurant,” I begin to worry. In the case of Hopscotch, a classy hole in the wall on the western boundary of Oakland’s meteoric Uptown district, my concerns set in after our first visit; they were in full swing after dinners two and three.

Ask the Chef

Yingji Huang, the chef-owner of Kakui Sushi in Montclair was born in China, he didn’t grow up with sushi culture and didn’t even sample sashimi until high school.

Taste of the Town

Faz Makes a Strong Bid as a Downtown Oakland Oasis