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Smooth Operator

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

Paradise Park Cafe Puts Twang Into Pumpkins for Fall

A North Oakland neighborhood cafe uses pumpkins in ice cream burritos and savory tacos with slaw, sweet potato, and corn.
October 20, 2017

Nosh Box: Sports Boost Slices and Pies

The only question is: What kind of pizza are you in the mood for?
October 13, 2017

Lungomare Gets Ital-Cal Cuisine Right

Chris Pastena in partnership with chef Craig DiFonzo put a hotel restaurant into a league of its own with locally sourced, market-driven ingredients.
October 13, 2017

Little Star Heads to Park Street

The Star on Park is Little Star’s first foray into Alameda.
September 29, 2017

A Hot Commodity

Lauded by Redfin, Bushrod beckons with intriguing diversions.
September 27, 2017

Pod Cast

An unexpected little vegetable bridges cultures at Shinmai.
September 22, 2017

Believe the Hype

The Well goes beyond lip service in delivering nourishing fare in North Oakland.
September 15, 2017

A Bakery Divided

Reem’s California mixes bread and politics in Oakland’s Fruitvale district.
August 18, 2017

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.
July 21, 2017