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.
Looking for amazing snacks for the Super Bowl? Rock your party with these indulgent classics (which all go really well with beer!). From smoky-spicy chicken wings and slow-cooker BBQ pulled pork tacos to Tex-Mex chile con queso and over-the-top steak fajita nachos, you can’t lose with these recipes.
Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen goes coolhunting for the country’s most intriguing new products at the Good Food Mercantile, an industry-only “un-trade” show. See what she discovers, from a fabulous local gin to the best thing to happen to peanut butter (after sliced bread).
Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don’t fret: Science offers some guidance.
Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.
Drink in season with this diverse collection of beer and spirits from around the Bay Area, from pumpkin barleywine to applejack.
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.
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.
Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol’s effect on the body.