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La Guerrera’s Kitchen Handcrafts Tamales

Reyna Maldonado opened La Guerrera’s Kitchen in Fruitvale this May with her mother, Ofelia Barajas, and they make tamales the family way.
August 23, 2019

Popularizing Two Local Amaros

Oakland Spirits Co. and Richmond’s Falcon Spirits Distillery are having fun with the bittersweet liqueur known as amaro.
August 23, 2019

How to Make Yimm’s Sweet Corn Salad

Aya Amornpan turned to sweet corn when brainstorming unusual items to serve at Yimm, her new home-style Thai eatery that opened recently in Rockridge.
August 16, 2019

A Reset for Oliveto Café & Restaurant

Oliveto occupies a special niche of East Bay dining, and its most recent reset has happily strengthened its position.
August 16, 2019

Nosh Box: The Brews of Summer

With the heart of summer arriving this month, it’s appropriate to look at a proven remedy for seasonal heat: an ice-cold beer. Just as there are seasonal winter brews, so too brewmasters look to formulate suds apropos for the steamy season. However, the landscape of summer seasonal brews is reshaping faster than a desert in a sandstorm.
August 01, 2019

The Story Behind Gioia Pizzeria’s Most Popular Pie

The most popular pie is the Julian, topped with kale, Calabrese sausage, onion, garlic, and chili flakes. Owners Karen and Will Gioia named it after their son.
July 26, 2019

Bierhaus Oakland Is Suds, Starches, and Sausages

The Temescal outpost has the kind of menu that invites patrons to dine indulgently.
July 19, 2019

Green Beans Are In Season

Todd Sirimongkolvit shares a sure-fire recipe for blistered garlic green beans by Bird & Buffalo Executive Chef Phenvipha Norasingha.
July 19, 2019

There’s a New Book Club Dinner Series on Tap

Flora brings books, drinking, dining, and discussion together.
July 12, 2019

New Take on Doughnuts

The food scientist behind the project, Katie Wages, stuffs doughnuts with ice cream for a trendy new treat at her shop I Scream Donuts.
July 05, 2019