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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.

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.