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Nosh Box: A Rose by Another Name

June’s the keystone month for summer romance, so we borrow a line from Romeo and Juliet, “Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Garlic is oft referred to as the stinking rose, which prompted the two-outlet California restaurant chain of the same name. Garlic comes from a family of pungent aromatic vegetables whose relatives include onions, leeks, scallions, chives, and shallots.

Friday’s Briefing: Investigation Finds Local Fire Departments Routinely Fail to Perform Safety Inspections

Plus, economic experts say the Bay Area's housing situation is going to get worse.

East Bay DANCES 2018 Showcases All Kinds of Movement

Traditional and modern dance as well as Americana styles and Persian belly dancing will be represented.

Oeste Introduces Rooftop Dining to Oakland

The menu celebrates Latino recipes with Southern flavors and techniques. FB: We loved the happy hour bar snacks. Piping hot fried olives, stuffed with anchovy, were tart flavor bombs without tasting fishy.

Jethro Tull Plays the Greek

The prog rock folksters are celebrating 50 years of making music.

Thursday’s Briefing: Oakland Cleans Up Lake Merritt for NBA Finals

Plus, Subpar Miniature Golf in Alameda is planning to close.

Humphry Slocombe Launches New Flavor

The ice-cream outfit whose Oakland location is in The Hive wants to introduce you to yuzu.

Eyeing the Black Risk Takers of Paulson Fontaine Press

George Cotsirilos Becomes a Full-Time Musician

For more than 40 years, he was a lawyer and law professor with a side gig as a composer and jazz guitarist, which is his main gig now.

The Kilduff File: The PauseNow Bus Is a Mobile Meditation Center

Longtime Montclarion Jackie Corwin invites stressed workers in for 15-minute mediation sessions.