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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

La Guerrera’s Kitchen Handcrafts Tamales

Reyna Maldonado opened La Guerrera’s Kitchen in Fruitvale this May with her mother, Ofelia Barajas, and they make tamales the family way.
August 23, 2019

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