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Ask the Chef

Yingji Huang, the chef-owner of Kakui Sushi in Montclair was born in China, he didn’t grow up with sushi culture and didn’t even sample sashimi until high school.
January 3, 2013

Prospect 772’s Ron Pieretti

Long before the British alcoholic beverage company Diageo scooped up spirit, beer and wine labels across the globe, Rosenblum Cellars was just your spunky little Alameda winery making spunky little wines and offering opportunities to spunky young men like Ron Pieretti.
January 3, 2013

Hopscotch

Any time a restaurant becomes “my favorite new restaurant,” I begin to worry. In the case of Hopscotch, a classy hole in the wall on the western boundary of Oakland’s meteoric Uptown district, my concerns set in after our first visit; they were in full swing after dinners two and three.
January 3, 2013

Ethnic Treat

In 2005 a simple hunk of pickled herring atop a slice of rugged rye bread in an outdoor Copenhagen cafe stole my heart.
January 3, 2013

Hopscotch

Any time a restaurant becomes “my favorite new restaurant,” I begin to worry. In the case of Hopscotch, a classy hole in the wall on the western boundary of Oakland’s meteoric Uptown district, my concerns set in after our first visit; they were in full swing after dinners two and three.
January 3, 2013

Ask the Chef

Yingji Huang, the chef-owner of Kakui Sushi in Montclair was born in China, he didn’t grow up with sushi culture and didn’t even sample sashimi until high school.
January 3, 2013

Taste of the Town

Faz Makes a Strong Bid as a Downtown Oakland Oasis
December 3, 2012

Taste of the Town

Faz Makes a Strong Bid as a Downtown Oakland Oasis
December 3, 2012

Smitten With Signature Dishes

We identify our favorite restaurants in a variety of ways: by the chef, by the unique take on a particular cuisine, by the cocktails or the wine list, by the neighborhood feel.
November 1, 2012

What to Eat Now

Were we given just one more day to eat in the East Bay, here’s what we would order, and where and why.
November 1, 2012