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Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

| March 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

Two new Berkeley cafes offer the latest drink trends.

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Charles Phan Plans to Open Café at UC Berkeley

Charles Phan Plans to Open Café at UC Berkeley

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charles Phan is planning to take over the café at UC Berkeley’s Wurster Hall in the fall serving his trademark organic, international food. It will be the famous chef’s first venture in the East Bay.

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Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

| February 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

“People are suffering. We need to fix that, but that’s not a cooking problem. If there’s a cooking problem, I can solve it. Cooking is easy. Social justice problems are not so easy.”

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Bay Area Bites Guide To 5 Movie Theaters Serving Food and Alcoholic Beverages

Bay Area Bites Guide To 5 Movie Theaters Serving Food and Alcoholic Beverages

| February 7, 2015 | 5 Comments

Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.

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Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts

Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts

| February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Two UC Berkeley professors think weeds get a bad rap. In fact, they believe the “mountains” of wild edible plants growing between the Bay Area’s sidewalks can help solve food access problems in food deserts.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Raw Oyster Spots in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Raw Oyster Spots in the East Bay

| February 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

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.

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Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

| January 5, 2015 | 8 Comments

Restaurant acoustics is a frequent complaint by patrons and continues to be a growing problem with industrial-style spaces. Two East Bay restaurants have tried to remedy the noise problem by installing sophisticated sound systems by the Berkeley-based Meyer Sound.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

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.

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Vegan Deli Called ‘The Butcher’s Son’ Opening Soon on Solano in Berkeley

Vegan Deli Called ‘The Butcher’s Son’ Opening Soon on Solano in Berkeley

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Butcher’s Son will offer specialty vegan cheeses and meats, sausages, salami, fresh mozzarella, salads, sides, and sandwiches. The deli will have a pizza oven, making baked thin-crust pizza and a raw deep-dish pizza will also be on the menu.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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First Look: Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley

First Look: Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley

| December 10, 2014 | 5 Comments

Canadian chain that’s been “clogging arteries since 2008” opens first US store in Berkeley.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Exceptional Japanese Izakayas in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Exceptional Japanese Izakayas in the East Bay

| November 17, 2014 | 5 Comments

It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.

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5 Bites: Fantastic Vegan Eats in Berkeley and Albany

5 Bites: Fantastic Vegan Eats in Berkeley and Albany

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up guide to “5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland,” here’s our recommendations for wonderful vegan fare in Berkeley (and one in Albany).

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‘Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

‘Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.

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