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Local Chefs Dish On Their Favorite Recipes

Inspired chefs share Winning recipes for oysters, birds, veggies, sides, and cakes, so you can impress your own friends and family.

Bellanico Puts Red Kuri Squash to Good Use

Chef Jonathan Luce shares a recipe for sformato and chicory insalata starring red kuri squash.

Perle Wine Bar & Bistro Is Upscale, Refined, and Defined

A Montclair newcomer pays gracious attention to detail and delivers well-executed Cal-French flavors.

Smooth Operator

Shinmai is sleek, sexy, and ambitious — and settling in.

Chick’n Rice Specializes in Khao Mun Gai

Four Cal grads bring an easy Thai concept to Berkeley.

The Nutty American Stars Walnut and Rye

Speisekammer pours up a delicious cocktail chock-full of sensory pleasures.

Paradise Park Cafe Puts Twang Into Pumpkins for Fall

A North Oakland neighborhood cafe uses pumpkins in ice cream burritos and savory tacos with slaw, sweet potato, and corn.

Nosh Box: Sports Boost Slices and Pies

The only question is: What kind of pizza are you in the mood for?

Lungomare Gets Ital-Cal Cuisine Right

Chris Pastena in partnership with chef Craig DiFonzo put a hotel restaurant into a league of its own with locally sourced, market-driven ingredients.

Easy Pleasures

Mockingbird brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.