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Benchmark Chef Loves Asparagus

Let asparagus, burrata, and green garlic grace your table.
April 20, 2018

Mama’s Royal Café Stays True to Its Roots Under New Owners

It’s still a funky Oakland institution.
April 13, 2018

The Halal Guys Opens in Berkeley

The super-popular chain opened its second Northern California location in late January near downtown BART.
April 06, 2018

Lake County Turns Heads With Sauvignon Blancs

The region is even starting to give New Zealand a run for its money — and market share.
April 06, 2018

Hello Vintage Debuts in Berkeley

Plus, Sanchez Contemporary hosts an exhibition of women artists, and Spoiled Boutique has a new home.
April 06, 2018

Nosh Box: Not a Bad Actor during April

“A bad actor who performs in an exaggerated or playful way when people are watching,” is a colloquial definition of a ham. Merriam-Webster and theatrics aside, April is the month when hams perform, but not on stage.
April 01, 2018

Belotti Serves an Extensive Grappa Collection

The tiny College Avenue restaurant currently features 13 grappas made by Vittorio Capovilla, the mad scientist of artisanal grappa producers.
March 30, 2018

Bomba Rice Is the Bomb at La Marcha

Valencia’s most popular dish, arroz al horno, is a regular feature on the tapas restaurant’s menu, and it’s delicious.
March 23, 2018

Roses’ Taproom in Temescal Softens the Pub Image

Hillary Huffard and husband Luke Janson, both Alamedans, choose to create a lighthearted, approachable brewery.
March 21, 2018

Pea Shoots Gaining Popularity

Burma Superstar’s wok-tossed pea shoots serve as a fine complement to curries and noodles.
March 16, 2018