A Southern California—or is that Albuquerque?—fantastic food find meanders north, marrying burritos with french fries.
Eric Tucker leaves San Francisco behind and with Alison Bagby brings high-concept vegan creations to Millenium Restaurant, the Rockridge spot that didn’t work for meat-centric Box & Bells.
An upscale butchery and restaurant on the Broadway corridor of East Temescal expands hours to bring dinner to the meat-oriented masses, though includes plenty of meatless side dishes.
Fancy hamburgers and choice sides reach masterpiece levels at this new culinary outpost.
What is a Chowhaus? It’s something akin to the roadhouse chop bars of West Africa and the gasthäuser of Germany, both important as community gathering places. Based on our experience over three visits, Chowhaus could become that for Montclair.
The pandan waffles at Monster Pho are deliciously crisp honeycombed green things piled high with whipped cream and ice cream—your new favorite dessert.
Oasis Grill, Parlour, Potala Organic Cafe, plank, and Zen Asian Fusion + Tapas
It feels more like a trendy Valencia Street eatery, but Parlour is decidedly Oakland.
Tanya Holland’s barbecue replacement creates a stir for the commuter set with delectable quiches, pies, biscuits, and banana bread. Coming soon: lunch.
Mama Papa is less concerned with promoting esoteric delicacies than with presenting humble yet restaurant-worthy versions of Lithuanian home cooking.