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Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.”

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Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

| September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Bay Area is known as one of the country’s premier dining destinations, unless you keep kosher. For those who observe Jewish dietary laws, it’s not so great. But things are slowly improving.

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Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Is it a bar or is it a restaurant? Townie, Berkeley’s newest neighborhood drink-and-dine, is off to a stellar start on both counts.

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Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Berkeley’s Ecology Center has created a tool to help people not only find their nearest farmers’ market, but direct them there, and tell them whether it accepts CalFresh or SNAP benefits.

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Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

| July 10, 2014 | 19 Comments

University dining facilities have come a long way since those old mystery-meat days. Increasingly organic, seasonal, local and otherwise sustainable, dining halls at UC Berkeley, Stanford and other schools are some of the best buffet-style eating-out bargains in this era of the $12 hamburger.

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Watch UC President Janet Napolitano Announce New Food Initiative at Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters

Watch UC President Janet Napolitano Announce New Food Initiative at Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, UC President Janet Napolitano announces a new Global Food Initiative to address hunger, nutrition, and obesity. Sarah Henry reports.

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15 Top-Notch Spots to Drink Beer Outdoors in the East Bay

15 Top-Notch Spots to Drink Beer Outdoors in the East Bay

| June 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

What’s better than beer? Beer that’s enjoyed outdoors — whether in the summer sun or with warm evening breezes. Here’s a guide to popular beer gardens, breweries and bars with outdoor seating in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and San Leandro.

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More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open

More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

More options for beer lovers in Berkeley have recently popped up as Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are now open for business.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Reviewed: An Italian American restaurant in San Francisco, a Country French Bistro in Berkeley, a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Filipino fusion food truck in SF, Modern Chinese cuisine in SF, Cal-Italian restaurant in Oakland

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5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

| May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s now a whole range of establishments where you can indulge in the sizzling sausage and burgeoning craft beer scene in the East Bay.

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Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the calendar rolls around to April, it means it’s time for me and my cycling co-conspirator, Pamela Palma, to lead another caffeine-fueled ride! We’ve alternated in the past between San Francisco and the East Bay, and this year it was the latter’s turn to host our adventure.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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