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Cold and Chewy

Chilled noodles at Itani Ramen say Japanese summer.

A Short Primer for Summer Wine

While there are no official summer wines, certain types and varietals prove more apropos now.

The Benefit of the Doubt

Cuisine traditions converge nicely at the stunning Fourth Street newcomer Pompette, but the restaurant’s service is still finding its footing.

Heavenly Bites

La Capilla dishes up lovely Mexican cuisine in a serene setting in West Berkeley.

Inca-Oriented Fusion

Pisco, plantains, and other Peruviana star at Paradita Eatery.

Bound for Beanville

Blue Lake green beans can’t be topped, especially in this salad from chef Paul Canales.

An Inspired Mezcal Sour

Seawolf Public House beckons with a smoky-sweet cocktail for summer.

Food for Body and Soul

Shepherd’s pie warms up Irish winters and Bay Area summers.

Behind the Noren Curtain

Cuteness, ramen, and udon reign at Yuzu Ramen & Broffee.

The Bitter Truth About IPAs

It’s time to study the summer brew that not only won’t go away, but also grows more popular, year after year.