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Microseasonal Mago Debuts on Piedmont Avenue

A ‘Chopped’ winner and a CIA grad, Mark Liberman brings some global magic and a little wizardry to Piedmont Avenue.
June 14, 2019

Brown Sugar Kitchen Satisfies Soul Food Cravings

The new Brown Sugar Kitchen skillfully renders chef Tanya Holland’s most iconic dishes, including her fried chicken and waffles.
May 17, 2019

MIXT Greens Opens a Spot in Uptown

The salads, sandwiches, and bowls at MIXT contain real food that’s sourced responsibly and served in a location boasting a casual vibe that’s good for families.
May 03, 2019

Charmed by Rico Rivera’s Almond & Oak

The future bodes well for the former Penrose when diners discover Almond & Oak’s revitalizing charms under its new chef-owner.
April 12, 2019

Ajanta Chef Popularizes ‘Momos,’ a Favored Nepali Food

Chef Dhruva Thapa describes the steamed dumplings as a significant Nepali dish and arguably Nepal’s single most common dish.
March 18, 2019

FOB Kitchen Does Impeccable Filipino Food

Fresh is the word to sum up FOB Kitchen’s ingredients, its take on them, and the vibe.
March 15, 2019

Nosh Box: Tasting Cuba Libre

If there’s a national Cuban dish it’s clearly ropa vieja. This is shredded flank steak that has been brazed in a zesty tomato-paste and beef-broth sauce. Throw in onions, bell pepper and garlic, then season with cumin and cilantro. Finally, a dash of olive oil and vinegar are added for mouth-feel and balance. But ironically, most Cubans don’t eat it, because beef is controlled by the state in Cuba, and is too expensive for the natives.
March 01, 2019

The Importance of the Pop-Up Pathway

These mini food incubators that celebrate food diversity in the East Bay allow restaurateurs to create a brand and build a following in a less-risky manner than an all-out brick-and-mortar outpost.
February 19, 2019

Cholita Linda Introduces Latin Street Food to Alameda

The Park Street outpost offers refined, budget-friendly, Peruvian-accented fast-casual cuisine with stellar Baja tacos.
February 15, 2019

Marica Gets Reinvented as a Pizza Parlor

Pizza Marica elevates pizza to a higher level, with thin crusts and fanciful ingredients like lobster and filet mignon.
February 01, 2019