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Best To-Go Options

Today’s carry out is way better than pizza and chow mein.
May 04, 2018

Nosh Box: On a Roll in May

We begin May’s celebrations with May Day, a holiday with an international following, but not much domestically. So don’t be looking for a May Day song, dance, libation, food—or a day off work. Moving on, usually in the same week, up pops Cinco de Mayo festivities. In Mexico this holiday is primarily historical, celebrating the military victory over the powerful army of the French. In the United States, we use the date to celebrate all of Mexican culture. According to National Public Radio’s Dan Pashman, “Cinco de Mayo, which has followed a similar path as St. Patrick's Day: Started by activists to celebrate Mexican culture; embraced by people just looking for a good time.”
May 01, 2018

Nyum Bai Puts Banana Blossoms into a Salad

Gently crunchy and tasting nothing like bananas, banana-blossom salads are typically served augmented by soup and rice as a whole meal.
April 27, 2018

Penelope Bar & Lounge’s Better-for-You Cocktail Is Ahead of the Curve

What makes The Penelope different from any other cocktail — and better-for-you — is its key ingredient: freshly juiced beets.
April 27, 2018

Find Community and More at Bay Station

Sneakerheads, hula dancers, doulas, and more unite on Lincoln Avenue.
April 26, 2018

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

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