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Local Chefs Dish On Their Favorite Recipes

Inspired chefs share Winning recipes for oysters, birds, veggies, sides, and cakes, so you can impress your own friends and family.
November 20, 2017

Bellanico Puts Red Kuri Squash to Good Use

Chef Jonathan Luce shares a recipe for sformato and chicory insalata starring red kuri squash.
November 17, 2017

Perle Wine Bar & Bistro Is Upscale, Refined, and Defined

A Montclair newcomer pays gracious attention to detail and delivers well-executed Cal-French flavors.
November 17, 2017

Smooth Operator

Shinmai is sleek, sexy, and ambitious — and settling in.
November 10, 2017

Chick’n Rice Specializes in Khao Mun Gai

Four Cal grads bring an easy Thai concept to Berkeley.
November 3, 2017

The Nutty American Stars Walnut and Rye

Speisekammer pours up a delicious cocktail chock-full of sensory pleasures.
October 27, 2017

Easy Pleasures

Mockingbird brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.
October 6, 2017

Make up for Lost Time

Allendale’s Vientian Cafe sparkles with the peppery tastes of Southeast Asia.
September 8, 2017

From the Left Side of the Balcony: The Survey Says

The verdict is in on Northern California's best politically correct wines.
June 10, 2016

Dining Review of Pathos

After our first dinner at Pathos in May, I said to Robin, “There wasn’t anything we ate that I wouldn’t order again.” And that was saying something, because five of us, parked in a comfy patterned banquette and amply cushioned white leather chairs around a large table, shared six dishes from the nine-item orektiko (small plates) section of the menu and two from the kyrio piato (main courses).
July 3, 2014