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Nosh Box: Not a Bad Actor during April

“A bad actor who performs in an exaggerated or playful way when people are watching,” is a colloquial definition of a ham. Merriam-Webster and theatrics aside, April is the month when hams perform, but not on stage.
April 1, 2018

Belotti Serves an Extensive Grappa Collection

The tiny College Avenue restaurant currently features 13 grappas made by Vittorio Capovilla, the mad scientist of artisanal grappa producers.
March 30, 2018

Bomba Rice Is the Bomb at La Marcha

Valencia’s most popular dish, arroz al horno, is a regular feature on the tapas restaurant’s menu, and it’s delicious.
March 23, 2018

Roses’ Taproom in Temescal Softens the Pub Image

Hillary Huffard and husband Luke Janson, both Alamedans, choose to create a lighthearted, approachable brewery.
March 21, 2018

Pea Shoots Gaining Popularity

Burma Superstar’s wok-tossed pea shoots serve as a fine complement to curries and noodles.
March 16, 2018

Nosh Box: As Irish as Kung Pao Chicken

Named for the Roman god of war, month-wise, March shows a checkered past and offers a mottled future. Julius Caesar was stabbed on the Ides of March. Despite this timing, the month of July—and not the salad—remains his principal namesake. March has emerged as the center of the U.S. collegiate basketball universe. This month an annual bracketed tournament for 68 teams will crown a national champion through competitive elimination, aptly dubbed “March Madness.” On the religious front, Easter sometimes occurs as early as March 22, and Passover often begins in March. Weather-wise, March is the first month of spring. As to festivities, it’s the month when Americans celebrate National Nutrition, Women’s History, Fire Prevention, the American Red Cross, and—on March 17—St. Patrick’s Day.
March 6, 2018

All Wrapped Up

Imperial rolls at Dragon Rouge are a new twist on a golden oldie.
February 23, 2018

Uptown’s Spice Route

Salty meets sour in the Dirty Chutney at dosa by DOSA.
February 23, 2018

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.
February 21, 2018

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.
February 19, 2018