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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.

Grasshoppers Add Crunch and Punch

Calavera puts edible insects—chapulines—on the menu: Today’s pests are tomorrow’s taco fillings.

Calavera Stars Mezcal, Bugs, and More

The latest from Chris Pastena with partners Michael Iglesias and Jessica Sackler plus chef Christian Irabien is a symphony of Mexican styles.

What’s Hot, And What’s Not

Bacon-wrapped whatever? That’s so 2010. Today’s culinary buzz is reserved for cephalapods, high-end Mexican, cold-brewed coffee, sour beers, seaweed, and burgers, natch.

Sequoia Diner Gains Fans in the Laurel

The Full House Cafe is gone, but the new diner that has set up shop is making a splash in the neighborhood.

Changes at Rivoli, and More

Rivoli adds a new chef, plus we visit Millennium, Homestead, Sushi House, and Max’s Diner and Bar.

Just What the Elmwood Ordered

The Advocate brings upscale Cal-Med dining with its own slant to the neighborhood.

Food Finds in Oakland’s Chinatown

Walk the streets of Chinatown to discover a world of delicious items and experiences, ranging from preserved egg porridge and dumplings to cultural tasting tours and cooking classes.

From East End to Analog

This month, we’ve been eating pizza at East End, reimagined simplicity at Gather, basics at Basic Café, deliciousness at Chowhaus, and vegan and veggie stuff at Analog.

El Burro Picante Builds a Better Burrito With its Gringo Burrito

A Southern California—or is that Albuquerque?—fantastic food find meanders north, marrying burritos with french fries.