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Urban Latino Offers a Fusion Mashup

The Temescal outlet celebrates the Americas: North, South, and Central.

Spring Onions Hit the Right Flavor Notes of Spring

Chef Saboor Zafari of Angela’s Kitchen in Alameda uses them in his recipe for aushak, or Afghani dumplings

The Long and Winding Ramen Road

Ramen restaurants proliferate hereabouts like the bamboo shoots they serve; has the East Bay reached ramen overload?

The Pros and Cons of Going Mobile

Chefs and restaurateurs weigh in on how food trucks stack up against bricks and mortar.

Cuba-Style Finesse on a Plate

At Casa Cubana, traditional Cuban cuisine gets a 21st-century California twist.

Tipping’s Days May Be Numbered

Oakland’s minimum wage hike prompted more area restaurants to eliminate tipping. Is this the beginning of the end?

Has Oakland Reached Restaurant Overload

The answer depends on rent, jobs, more residents, and a host of other factors.

Appreciate The Dock for Its Angles

The menu at The Dock on Linden Street is both Gastro-pub and fine dining destination: One can choose casual dishes to go with artisan draft and bottled beers as well as complex flavors an gorgeously plated selections paired with cocktails or fine wine.

Spam-tastic Sushi at KauKau Corner

In Hawaii, Spam is a popular commodity, and it’s made its way onto the KauKau Corner menu.

Taste the Mideast at Ba-Bite

Ba-Bite’s food is as colorful as the interior design. Salads swagger with a rainbow of organic, locally sourced vegetables, and the silken hummus has won the praises of patrons and restaurant critics alike.