The Off the Grid street food empire continues to expand its markets in the East Bay and debuted another location in Berkeley last night. Located at the corner of Haste and Telegraph, this new Thursday night venue drew big crowds from nearby UC Berkeley, judging by the large groups of students that were waiting for The Chairman buns and Senor Sisig burritos. Hapa SF, Old World Food Truck, Southern Sandwich, Sunrise Deli, El Sur and the Creme Brulee Truck were also in attendance. Off the Grid also has a North Berkeley market on Wednesday evenings from 5-9pm with 10 trucks.Related
Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.
Homemade butter is shockingly easy to make, but the uncultured spread is only as good as the cream you’re using. By culturing the cream before churning, you can add enormous depth of flavor to even the least fancy bottles of cream. Kate Williams will show you how.
After Thanksgiving dinner is over, it is nice to send guests home with a little treat that’s not leftover turkey or a mason jar of mushroom gravy. Homemade pumpkin caramels make great bite-sized party favors that truly shine with the flavors of fall. Kate Williams will show you how to make them at home.
Canadian chain that’s been “clogging arteries since 2008” opens first US store in Berkeley.
Here is a helpful guide highlighting ten popular pizza restaurants in the South Bay Area. Of course, there are plenty more than ten restaurants in the South Bay that are worthy of making this list so please share your favorites in the comments.
It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
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