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Guide to East Bay Bakeries

We dart into restaurants, bakeries, and sweetshops to uncover some of the finest makers and sellers of salty and sugary goodies.
April 22, 2015

How to Eat Green Garlic

The older the plant, the more pungent the flavor, so look for very young specimens at the market, with narrow root ends and tender leaves.
April 03, 2015

Octopus Is All Over East Bay Menus

Chefs and diners alike are falling for the oceangoing oddball served charred and whole, topped with saffron aioli, grilled with potatoes, and in ceviche, stews, pasta, and anti-pasta.
March 15, 2015

How Comal and Oliveto Turned to Meyer Sound for Noise Control

Comal and Oliveto owe soothing sonic solutions to Meyer Sound of Berkeley and the company’s revolutionary computer-controlled Constellation electronic sound system and Libra sound-absorbent wall panels.
March 15, 2015

BUILD Pizzeria and Joshu-Ya Brasserie Lead the Way in Culinary Fusion Mash-ups

There’s a fusion revolution going on in the East Bay food scene, putting unusual twists on everything from pizza, sushi, tacos, burritos, hot dogs, and tapas.
March 08, 2015

Dining at The Habit, TrueBurger, and Shan Dong

Eat burgers at The Habit and TrueBurger, a pricey pork chop at The Growlers’ Arms, brunch at District Oakland, and sesame noodles at Shan Dong.
March 03, 2015

Full Belly Farm Talks up Tokyo Turnips

The vegetable of the moment moves from Asian cuisine to the mainstream, thanks to creamy texture and a certain sweetness.
March 03, 2015

Toasts' Tippler’s Tea Gets Your Irish Up

The cocktail of the month offers a nod to Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day, mixing breakfast tea–infused Jameson with sherry.
March 03, 2015

Anzac Biscuits Colonize Hopkins Bakery

The Down Under sweet biscuits once sent by women to soldiers on the front lines during war times can be found at the Berkeley bakery.
March 03, 2015

Sci-Fi Meets Coffee Shop at Emeryville’s Scarlet City

A new espresso bar brings an understated out-of-this-galaxy theme to its décor to complete a mission of delivering great coffee drinks.
March 03, 2015