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Nosh Box: Burgers Don’t Grow on Trees — Yet

Current consumer focus on wellness, ketogenic eating, and meat-substitute products was reflected everywhere: in breakout session, selections, and displays. Plant-based foods were in abundance like avocado tea; gluten-free breads; vegan, lactose-free butter — with opposition from the dairy industry; and meat-like patties produced from plants and grains — or from our fungus favorite: mushrooms.
April 1, 2020

The Batter’s Always Up at Sugarsweet

At this bakery, the chef, David Benton, uses cakes and cookies as his canvas.
March 25, 2020

Doña Tomás Gets a Solid Reboot

The new Doña pares down the menu but carries over the impressive bar from its full-service predecessor in a sprawling fast-casual space.
March 25, 2020

Nosh Box: Flavors of the Fruitvale

Sometimes famous for its infamy, it’s a boulevard, a neighborhood, a district, a bridge, a BART station, a movie, and more. Consider it district hegemony, because its social footprint is larger than the outline on a topographic map. It pervades surrounding venues like the Dimond, the Laurel, Melrose, Highland Park, and Jingletown.
March 1, 2020

Nosh Box: Ten Days a Week in February

Twelve years old, 10 days long, and featuring more than 100 events in five Bay Area counties — including many in the East Bay — Beer Week celebrates an anniversary this month. The events promise larger, more detailed, and varied demonstrations of the brewers’ art, Feb. 7-16. Producers claim local brewers “… have brainstormed with bands, artists, restaurants, community groups, as partners for Beer Week.”
February 1, 2020

Nosh Box: A Game of Chicken Ruffles Feathers

Kick off the New Year by syncing your taste buds with the current national protein-eating trend. For nearly eons, beef was the most popular meat in American. Seems now our tastes align with other nations, making chicken the most popular meat in the world as well as at home.
January 1, 2020

Nosh Box: Saddle Up Your Holiday Gift-Horse

Pondering what to buy for the foodie or gourmand on you holiday list? Check out the selections below that seek to avoid the trite and true, and include suggestions for every taste and budget.
December 1, 2019

Nosh Box: It's Sparkler Time Again

November officially marks the advent of our major U.S. holidays. Stock up now for Thanksgiving, along with December’s feasts and celebrations, followed by New Year’s, because as time progresses, supplies go nowhere but down. In times past, bubbly alcoholic beverages were limited primarily to sparkling wines. But today, selections have expanded.
November 8, 2019

Nosh Box: The Rodney Dangerfield of Asian Food

October presents an ideal time to focus attention on an Asian cuisine that really doesn’t get the respect it deserves. With 1.5 million Filipino-Americans throughout California, the East Bay is well populated, driving the increasing popularity of this cuisine.
October 1, 2019

Nosh Box: Ins and Outs of Eating In and Out

Some things never change, and September’s role in our yearly routine is one of them: the end of vacation, and back to work or school. But this September what we eat and where we eat receive closer inspection—along with the reasons both are changing. So this month we examine the fare technology brings.
September 1, 2019