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Blackberry Season Arrives

Use the hard-to-pick tart berries in a Homestead grunt with peaches.
July 20, 2018

Second Stay Gold Deli Is Like the Original But Smaller

The new Temescal space feels like a small butcher shop with a bar and is far from being the massive smokehouse/corner market that is the West Oakland location.
July 13, 2018

Pasta Friday Gets Communities Cooking Pasta Together

Allison Arevalo, a co-founder of Homeroom who sold her interest in 2017, offers tips for Pasta Friday gatherings of your own.
July 10, 2018

Utzutzu Offers Transcendental Sushi

Yume’s successor offers a transformative experience with Japanese cuisine.
July 06, 2018

Vodka Made With Fog Returns to Hanger 1

​Hanger 1 mixes chenin blanc and viognier grapes with fog collected from San Francisco’s Mount Sutro for its limited edition Fog Point 2018 vodka.
July 06, 2018

Nosh Box: Nothing to Wine About

More than 85 kinds of grapes grow in California. And the seven leading varieties—in order of popularity and bulk sales—are all wine grapes: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, sauvignon, syrah and zinfandel. When it comes to the fruit of the vine, all the splash and glory reside with those grown to ferment into wines.
July 01, 2018

Where to Try Génépy in the East Bay

The mysterious Swiss Alps herbal liqueur is having a moment.
June 29, 2018

Tortas Are in at Drake’s Barrel House

Sometimes called a Mexican French-dip sandwich, the torta is a crusty-outside, fluffy-inside football-shaped bolillo roll.
June 22, 2018

Cactus Makes Good Eating

Home chefs can try nopal in a recipe from Osar Michel of Tacos Oscar.
June 14, 2018

Beer, Whiskey and Duck-Fat Fries at Beer Baron

The Rockridge newcomer brings craft cocktails, farmers market-sourced fare, and beaucoup beer to the neighborhood.
June 11, 2018