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Bocanova at Jack London Square

Even when as fine a new restaurant as Bocanova opens in Jack London Square, the puzzle of the area’s commercial revitalization awaits another missing piece. Even with their mouths full of exquisite stuffed plantains, everybody seems to be holding his breath, anticipating the grand opening of the six-story, 72,000-square-foot Jack London Market.
December 29, 2009

Souley Vegan

Okra, tofu and vegan — an unlikely trio, thinking of marriages made in food-heaven. You must have heard the comments about okra: “Oh, no — it’s so slimy.” And tofu? On it’s own, it’s bland to the power of zero; experimented with, tofu’s versatility is boggling.
December 29, 2009

Commis Oakland upscale cuisine

In Oakland’s most ambitious new gallery, the walls are bare and the art appears on plates.
November 30, 2009

Taste of the Town

In Oakland’s most ambitious new gallery, the walls are bare and the art appears on plates.
November 30, 2009

Taste of the Town

Once your taste buds have overruled your budget-consciousness, and you’ve gotten over the fact that you’ve paid $23 for two pieces of fried chicken, you can’t help but appreciate what Picán brings to Oakland’s dynamic dining scene
October 27, 2009

Brunches With Punch

By and large, the economic recession has been terrible for restaurants, although the East Bay’s food-loving community seems to be keeping old favorites and hip new arrivals afloat.
October 27, 2009

Too Many Cooks?

When eight East Bay culinary divas stir the pot and spill the beans, what you get is a sizzling stir fry of raucous musings, candidness, collaboration, ebullience and deliciousness.
October 27, 2009

Picán

Once your taste buds have overruled your budget-consciousness, and you’ve gotten over the fact that you’ve paid $23 for two pieces of fried chicken, you can’t help but appreciate what Picán brings to Oakland’s dynamic dining scene
October 27, 2009

Wine - A Taste of Spain

I’m bullish on Spanish wines. Whenever a customer asks me for a great bargain red wine, more often than not, I’ll suggest a Spanish red.
October 27, 2009

Wine

I’m bullish on Spanish wines. Whenever a customer asks me for a great bargain red wine, more often than not, I’ll suggest a Spanish red.
October 27, 2009