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Paradiso Stays the Course

The long-term San Leandro stalwart offers a haven of familiarity and high-quality food that comforts.
January 17, 2020

Revival of the Tribune Tavern

The modern/old-school watering hole plates up New American gastropub fare with flair. Missteps aside, it looks headed in the right direction.
December 20, 2019

Doña’s Carnitas Is More Than Just ‘Little Meats’

The precise way in which carnitas is prepared at Doña is a secret, but there are only four ingredients.
December 6, 2019

The Berkeley Boathouse Is More Than a Typical Hotel Restaurant

Part of an $8 million ‘refresh,’ the Berkeley Boathouse opens within DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina with a chef-driven menu.
December 6, 2019

ZINO’s Brandon Hicks Updates Crab Louie

Brandon Hicks maintains classic elements of the traditional Crab Louie but presents it in a modern way with a Mediterranean touch.
October 25, 2019

Sister is a Sibling No More

The onetime “sister” restaurant to Pizzaiolo, Boot & Shoe becomes Sister and is so much more than a pizza restaurant.
October 18, 2019

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement Is Comfort Food That Satisfies

Fernay McPherson, who named her restaurant after her great-aunt and grandmother, says her comfort food resonates with so many people.
October 11, 2019

Mägo Does Magic With Food

There’s wizardry afoot at owner/chef Mark Liberman’s Mägo on Piedmont Avenue.
September 20, 2019

The Zen of Biscuits

They’re not just for breakfast anymore at The Alice Collective.
September 13, 2019

Audacious Describes the Twists at Grand Lake Dimond

May Seto Wasem and husband and fellow chef Dave Wasem are sticking to seasonal classics with twists at their new Grand Lake Dimond.
September 13, 2019