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Rooting for the Ayyads

When I’m handed the menu in Zaki Kabob House, a cozy Middle Eastern restaurant on the Berkeley-Albany border, its pages of photographs, resembling a family scrapbook, pique my interest.

Industrial Wasteland Paradise — With Beer!

You’re going to need a strong foundation for a day of beer and bicycling, so I recommend starting off with a hearty breakfast at the Oakland Grill at Third and Franklin.

Guess Who’s Cooking Dinner

Kudos for a New Dining Concept

Ask the Chef

We decided to catch up with Geideman, 42, a Bay Area native who graduated from Berkeley High School, and ask him about that chicken, and a few other things.

Maoz Falafel

Ethnic Treat

Discover Roussillon

Roussillon is blessed — for wines anyways — by great weather, strong winds and poor soils.

Go Al Fresco

Bar Trekking is urban walking or biking with drinking destinations, a little more physical than a pub crawl or bar hop.

Taste of the Town

Where One-Pot Comfort Food Meets Molecular Gastronomy

What's a Diner to Do?

There are times when restaurants go the extra mile to make service flawless, when every need is not only met, but anticipated and exceeded.

Spice is Nice

Heaping bowls of onions, tomatoes, lemons and shiny green jalapenos dominate the wooden tables, while the key ingredients — powdered brown and red spice blends — wait quietly in smaller containers.