Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.
Homemade, naturally fermented ginger beer is far easier to make than you’d imagine. All you need is ginger, sugar, lemons, and a little patience. Kate Williams will show you how.
Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.
The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”
There’s a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival is happening September 19-21 in Jack London Square. The festival has been reorganized to reflect the mission of the Food Craft Institute and has some new highlights like communal kimchi-making, an oyster shuck-off and “Drink Real.”
Chocoholics of the Bay Area, rejoice! A new tasting tour from Edible Excursions takes you behind the scenes of 5 Mission District chocolate hot spots, shares the neighborhood’s history, plus samples of drinking chocolate, chicken in mole, a cacao smoothie and exquisite hand-molded confections.
The Cal-Mex string of Tacolicious restaurants puts out a cookbook of its good-time recipes for tacos, tequila cocktails, and more.
Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.
Situated right next to Bocanova’s waterfront side in Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House offers a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, a great beer and wine list and a menu focusing on classic California seafood with a few interesting twists.
Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida’s citrus industry is reeling from a disease called “greening,” while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.
It’s still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.