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The Town’s Baker

Yahshimabet Sellassie runs a thriving baking company.
February 5, 2018

Nosh Box: Good Times Brewing in February

It may seem contrarian to hold the grandest celebration of craft beers during the year’s coldest month. But if rehydration is all you seek, just drop a chunk of change to swill overpriced, plastic bottles of glitzy water or sports drink, hyped up with drugstore vitamins and miracle ingredients—like fructose, sodium chloride, and food coloring. But craft beer is far more than a retro thirst quencher. With a brewing history nearly 40 centuries old, just like wine it pairs well with foods, tastes great, and brings folks together. Exemplifying the latter, The Good Hop in Oakland, a woman-owned craft beer shop, features gatherings for women in the beer industry.
February 3, 2018

Ici Opens a Second Outlet

Mary Canales’ new shop keeps Downtown Berkeley Cool.
February 2, 2018

Lucia’s Pizzeria Introduces Cicchetti to Berkeley

Venetia tapas pairs well with Italian wines.
January 26, 2018

The Bloody Mariko Comes to Emervyille

It’s a Japanese version of the Bloody Mary at The Periodic Table.
January 25, 2018

Parsnips Shine in Marica’s Purée

The little-known root vegetable adds winter flavors to the menu.
January 19, 2018

Nosh Box: Cold Weather Noodling

While not the coldest month, January marks the first full month of winter. Among ways to ward off seasonal chills, one of the best is also one of the oldest, as well—as one of the easiest and least expensive: a cup or bowl of toothsome noodles steaming in a rich, savory broth
January 12, 2018

The Temple Club Does Amazing Everyday Vietnamese Food

At his East Oakland restaurant, Geoffrey Deetz cooks food that everyday Vietnamese eat, though lots of those dishes are unknown to Americans.
January 12, 2018

Copper Spoon Takes Over Arts Crab Shak Space

Daring global flavors and bold décor land on Broadway.
January 5, 2018

The Loft at Duchess Updates the Hot Toddy

The Hot Symphony is a new take on an old favorite.
December 29, 2017