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Uptown’s Spice Route

Salty meets sour in the Dirty Chutney at dosa by DOSA.

Oakland Restaurateurs Are Opening in Alameda

Some of the East Bay’s most iconic restaurants are flocking to the Island for its family atmosphere and high foot traffic.

New Cuts of Meat Are Trending Now

Shoulder tender, oyster steak, Vegas strip steak, and Merlot cut are coming to menus, though using underutilized cuts represents an old-school practice.

House-Made Marvels

From Saul’s sodas to Pappo’s potato chips, making basics from scratch is one way restaurants can share the love.

Fresh and Simple

Moro blood oranges bring a seasonal flair to an Enoteca Molinari salad.

What to Drink in the East Bay Without Getting Hammered

Follow this guide to 16 worthwhile low-alcohol cocktails on restaurant and bar menus in Oakland, Berkley, Alameda, and Emeryville.

Motivated to Return to Donato & Co.

A new Italian eatery hits the ground running in Elmwood.

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.

Ici Opens a Second Outlet

Mary Canales’ new shop keeps Downtown Berkeley Cool.

Lucia’s Pizzeria Introduces Cicchetti to Berkeley

Venetia tapas pairs well with Italian wines.