Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.
Kim Westerman has been writing about food and wine for most of her adult life. Originally from North Carolina, she moved to Berkeley in 2006 to pursue the California dream, which, it turns out, is all it’s cracked up to be. She’s a farmer’s market junkie, a lover of all things tomato, and Champagne-obsessed. She loves to cook with her five-year-old son, and she makes frequent pilgrimages to International Boulevard in search of her next favorite Mexican dish. She spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about food and wine pairing, often starting with the wine and working backwards when planning menus. She thinks the best places to eat outside the Bay Area are Rome, Crete and Shanghai. Her work has appeared in KQED's Bay Area Bites, Forbes.com, the New York Times, Tasting Table, Fodor’s Travel Guides, and lots of other publications.
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Few people have a middling relationship to raw oysters—this mysterious, ubiquitous bivalve is loved and loathed in equal measure. These ten East Bay spots fall on the love end of the spectrum, and offer the best quality and presentation of these strange and healthful sea creatures on the east side of the bay.
Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
Long before the hosts, managers, bartenders and servers, who are the masterminds behind our favorite watering holes and dining spots? The builders, of course!
In Berkeley and Oakland, there’s a burger on just about every corner. Here are nine of the best.
In my preemie daughter’s 51-day stay at Alta Bates Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), I learned the value of human milk.
Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.
Local celebrity restaurant duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have just opened Urchin Bistrot, an impressive French restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.
While beer is the go-to beverage at most American backyard barbecues, mix it up with these 10 affordable wines that pair well with a range of flavors, from Mediterranean to Asian.
Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland, an alternative to International Boulevard’s restaurant row, is home to two of the Bay Area’s top spots for Jalisco-style food.