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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

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

Fun and Funky Downtown Berkeley

Cultural icons, interesting shops, and food options galore define the vibe.
March 22, 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

No Firm Date for Kamakura Reopening

Faith Yamato and son Wayne hope it will be soon, but city approval for engineering and electrical work are still in the works more than a year after fire gutted the restaurant.
March 19, 2018

Pea Shoots Gaining Popularity

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

Michael LeBlanc Lands in Hayward With PLāYT

The New Orleans native puts a ‘Sideways Southern’ comfort food spin at the heart and soul of his Picán-bred PLāYT menu.
March 09, 2018