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.
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.
Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.
Take a cucumber, a lemon, a handful of backyard mint and throw it together with a bottle of vodka and you’ve got a kickin’ summer cocktail that will get any party started.
Some of tequila’s oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.
If you’ve never heard of a Michelada, you are in for a treat! It’s like a Bloody Mary ran into a Mexican lager and had a party.