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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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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Ramen Shops

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Ramen Shops

| November 3, 2014 | 7 Comments

Ramen is continually trending in the Bay Area (some restaurants with cult-like followings) as devoted customers slurp up the springy noodles and rich broth year-round. From a simple sea salt base to the slowly simmered tonkotsu, this guide highlights ten popular destinations for ramen in the South Bay Area.

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5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

| October 27, 2014 | 12 Comments

Need a break from BBQ, or prefer dining on dairy and meat-free cuisine? There’s loads of wonderful options in the East Bay, with many restaurants that exclusively serve fine vegan fare in Oakland.

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Alkymists Restaurant in Palo Alto Combines Food with Philanthropy

Alkymists Restaurant in Palo Alto Combines Food with Philanthropy

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alkymists offers a diverse world-fusion menu, but what’s more noteworthy is its commitment to what it calls “foodanthropy” a project devoted to providing free monthly meals to low-income families in the Bay Area, and internships and training to women in need.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Mediterranean restaurants from previous series: Ristorante Ideale (SF), Le Mediterranee (Berkeley), La Ciccia (SF)

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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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Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Nick’s tenure at Arizmendi certainly informed his pizza making, he has a style all his own, which he describes as “Oakland-style.” It’s a happy medium between down-home and fancy, he says, a cross between New York and California.

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First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new fast-food bento shop offers a Taiwanese take on the single-portion meal.

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Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Long, former cocktail maestra at Forbidden Island, has opened Longitude, which feels like your very own Polynesian living room, with fabulous drinks.

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Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

| September 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.

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Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local celebrity restaurant duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have just opened Urchin Bistrot, an impressive French restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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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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Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.

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