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Dining Guide Updates

April 04, 2015

Oakland’s Mockingbird Serves Straightforward and Affordable Homespun Fare

Two highly pedigreed chef/owners bring a down-home concept to cooking to a newish space on the western edge of Uptown.
March 22, 2015

Dining at The Habit, TrueBurger, and Shan Dong

Eat burgers at The Habit and TrueBurger, a pricey pork chop at The Growlers’ Arms, brunch at District Oakland, and sesame noodles at Shan Dong.
March 03, 2015

The Growlers’ Arms Masters British Pub Cooking

The Growlers’ Arms walks a tightrope between its casual, rustic feel and its elevated intentions, but it puts to rest once and for all the outdated and dimwitted stereotypes of bad English and Irish cooking.
February 12, 2015

The Growlers’ Arms Masters British Pub Cooking

The Growlers’ Arms walks a tightrope between its casual, rustic feel and its elevated intentions, but it puts to rest once and for all the outdated and dimwitted stereotypes of bad English and Irish cooking.
January 15, 2015

Shaking Up Lakeshore at Shakewell

The Iberian-Mediterranean trend lands near the lake.
December 22, 2014

Shaking Up Lakeshore at Shakewell

The Iberian-Mediterranean trend lands lakeside.
December 02, 2014

Oysters on the Waterfront

December 01, 2014

Oysters on the Waterfront

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House bridges ultra-cool with old school.
November 01, 2014

Nido Kitchen & Bar Ups the Ante

Every so often, my relationship with a cuisine gets rebooted, and I’ll think of that food—Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, or Basque, for instance—as my all-time favorite. Nido Kitchen & Bar, where Robin and I finally ate this summer, more than a year and a half after Sylvia and Cory McCollow opened it (hey, we’ve been busy), is the latest pivot point in my dining preferences.
October 10, 2014