Perhaps you’re a dim sum disciple of the venerable Yank Sing located in downtown San Francisco, but there’s plenty of other places in the Bay Area to snack on this delightful Chinese fare.
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.
The premier episode of season seven features these restaurants: Gamine (San Francisco), Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar (Oakland) and Davey Jones Deli (Sausalito).
I had never tried an Ike’s Place sandwich until this past Friday night. But then I heard the good word that an Ike’s Lair was opening in the Uptown District of Oakland, right in Franklin Square.
To help combat exponential increases in hunger and demand for food assistance, the Alameda County Community Food Bank feeds 49,000 people a week. Its volunteers range from school children to retired Stanford University professors. They bag fresh produce, sort cans and fill boxes with essential foodstuffs.
Temescal’s Telegraph Avenue in Oakland is becoming quite the coffee-lovers’ hot spot. There’s a new cafe on the block, Arbor, which has been open since October.
And scheduled to open in January, FuseBox, the West Oakland eatery of Korean-born Sunhui Chang, will add fuel to the Korean food fire with housemade gochuchang, exquisitely crafted pickles, bacon mochi, and well-honed culinary passion.
The tenth episode of season six features these restaurants: La Mexicana Restaurant (Oakland), Kabuto Sushi (San Francisco), Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria (San Francisco). Leslie’s shares wine tips about how to make vinegar with leftover wine.