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.
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.
More Beer is Brewing in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten and Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge are Now Open
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.
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.
Whether you want fancy or no-frills, the East Bay’s got a doughnut for you. Here’s five of my favorite places where I get my fried dough fix.
Here are five favorite specialty shops selling food and culinary goods imported from Spain, Japan, Russia, Germany and Italy. If you are curious to explore products from these countries or are nostalgic for the food and culture from any of these regions be sure to visit these shops. And, of course, there are so many more of these specialty stores in the Bay Area so please share your favorites.
So sorry to hear about the fire at Chez Panisse early this morning. Listen to this moving interview from Alice Waters on the scene. My heart goes out to her and the entire Chez Panisse family.
The Off the Grid street food empire continues to expand its markets in the East Bay and debuted another location in Berkeley last night.
Restaurants reviewed: Rivoli Restaurant (Berkeley), The Chairman (Food Truck in San Francisco, Bay Area), Station House Café (Point Reyes Station)
Comal, the new Mexican restaurant that opened last Friday in downtown Berkeley, was packed on the second night of its debut.
Last spring, my friend Pamela Palma and I organized a big group bicycle ride that visited several of our favorite coffee shops and cafes in San Francisco. For our second annual event, we created an East Bay edition comprised of six stops spread throughout Oakland and Berkeley.