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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 | 3 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 | 4 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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New Whole Foods Store Opens in West Berkeley – Challenges Local Competitor

New Whole Foods Store Opens in West Berkeley – Challenges Local Competitor

| November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new Whole Foods Market opened for business in the rapidly transforming Gilman shopping district in West Berkeley. The store, and the competition it represents, has been a catalyst for at least one other local grocery chain to sharpen up its act.

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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg’s Cash Didn’t Hurt

How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg’s Cash Didn’t Hurt

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

| October 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

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.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

| September 30, 2014 | 19 Comments

In Berkeley and Oakland, there’s a burger on just about every corner. Here are nine of the best.

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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 | 1 Comment

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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