The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.
As California faces a historic drought, many farmers are relying on groundwater reserves to carry them through the dry season. Pumping groundwater is currently unregulated in California (that could soon change), and drawing on reserves now could cause shortages in the future. Sustainability-minded farmers are looking ahead and using an arsenal of methods to conserve water. Here are just a few.
Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.
Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
Forget about Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Barnraiser allows consumers who are interested in changing the food system back projects that will.
Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?
Carolino Abolio of Miss Arepita / Arepa Mobile discusses her burgeoning North Oakland business and her signature savory Venezuelan flatbreads.
Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.
Local celebrity restaurant duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have just opened Urchin Bistrot, an impressive French restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.
Metes and Bounds is a new traveling pop-up restaurant that offers diners in Northern California a way to connect with the farmers that grow their food by actually eating a five course dinner with them at their farm. The five course meals are prepared with the day’s harvest and the tables are set up right in between the crop rows.
Get a taste of Austrian, German and Swiss culture up in the East Bay hills at one of the annual public events hosted by the Oakland Nature Friends.
This fall, a popular “Gourmet Century” ride is returning to California after an 11-year hiatus.
Along with dozens of new additions to the food and drink line-up at this year’s Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park, a new stage called “GastroMagic” will feature rock star caliber chefs, mixologists and even butchers.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.