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Cafe Eugene Makes Winning Tofu Paté

Sure, it’s a bit hippie-dippie, but it’s also smart, creative, and tasty.

Ajanta’s New Owners Don’t Mess With Anything

The father-and-son team Rajen Thapa and Pratik Thapa who took over Ajanta want to keep the Berkeley gem just like chef Lachu Moorjani envisioned it.

East Bay Wine Bar Revival

The Barrel Room hits the sweet spot with a wine-forward emphasis on ding.

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.