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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

Webster Street Finds

Count music, arts, history, and delicious food among the offerings within a few short blocks on Alameda’s West End.
June 05, 2018

Nosh Box: A Rose by Another Name

June’s the keystone month for summer romance, so we borrow a line from Romeo and Juliet, “Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Garlic is oft referred to as the stinking rose, which prompted the two-outlet California restaurant chain of the same name. Garlic comes from a family of pungent aromatic vegetables whose relatives include onions, leeks, scallions, chives, and shallots.
June 01, 2018

Oeste Introduces Rooftop Dining to Oakland

The menu celebrates Latino recipes with Southern flavors and techniques.
June 01, 2018

New Owners for Tucker’s

A brother-and-sister led team plans some minor changes but believe in maintaining the storied ice creamery’s longtime charm.
May 30, 2018

Buzzworthy Eating and Drinking in Hawaii

Heliforaging, poi biscuits, and Organic Shave Ice are Hawaii’s hottest culinary trends.
May 25, 2018