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A Reset for Oliveto Café & Restaurant

Oliveto occupies a special niche of East Bay dining, and its most recent reset has happily strengthened its position.
August 16, 2019

The Story Behind Gioia Pizzeria’s Most Popular Pie

The most popular pie is the Julian, topped with kale, Calabrese sausage, onion, garlic, and chili flakes. Owners Karen and Will Gioia named it after their son.
July 26, 2019

Bierhaus Oakland Is Suds, Starches, and Sausages

The Temescal outpost has the kind of menu that invites patrons to dine indulgently.
July 19, 2019

If You Like Commis, You’ll Love CDP Bar

CDP Bar offers a discounted taste of James Syhabout’s creativity and Commis charisma with less formality but no compromise in quality.
June 21, 2019

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 3, 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