Plus: Flint’s Barbecue has found a home; Rockridge TJ’s Line Watch comes to an end; Just Fare launches delivery-only service; more.
Author Archives: Sarah Han
Sarah Han is Senior Editor, Food for Oaklandside and Berkeleyside. She has worked as an editor at The Bold Italic, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Read more stories by Sarah Han on Berkeleyside.
Three Salted Fish: Indonesian flavors through an Oaklander’s lens
Through her monthly recipe newsletter, writer and photographer Melati Citrawireja connects with her Indonesian culture and community.
Ok’s Deli crafts Asian American sandwiches that won’t be pigeonholed
Chef Albert Ok is known for his chef-driven sandwiches with Asian flavors — just don’t call them Asian fusion.
When COVID-19 ended dance parties, this Oakland audio company started a coffee business
Waveworks founder Bradley Katz has turned to his other passion, coffee roasting, to get through the pandemic lull.
Sobre Mesa/7908 Aspen chefs collaborate; Yoshi’s Oakland brings back dining, but no jazz yet
Plus: The Lede reopens; Ben ‘N Nicks has new owners, Surya Darshini causes “dosa sensation” in San Ramon, more.
Oakland’s Viridian returns with a new menu of Asian-inspired fare and cocktails
The Uptown bar from a team of Asian American fine-dining folks welcomes customers back with a new menu of savory eats, desserts and drinks.
Oakland’s new worker-led restaurant; Berkeley Public Library now lends kitchen tools
Plus: An update on Peony, Third Culture Bakery’s fourth-anniversary specials, teachers eat free on Tuesdays at Curry Up Now, PennDel’s Bakehouse lands in El Cerrito.
Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage in the East Bay
Put on something green before heading out for Irish specials at one of these restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Alameda County indoor dining reopens; Cosecha prepares to close
The popular Mexican restaurant is moving to Dimond; plus iniBurger’s halal fast food, Gilman Brewing and Fieldwork expand, more.
Totally bananas: 9 standout banana puddings in Oakland and Berkeley
Find out where to get your fix of this American classic dessert — a comforting combination of vanilla custard, sliced bananas and vanilla wafer cookies.
Boba Guys takes over Rockridge Dreyer’s space; Slice House coming soon to San Leandro
Plus: Stand-Up Burgers to debut in downtown Berkeley, Off the Grid helps feed seniors, Sobre Mesa reopens, more.
The Bussdown’s African diaspora soul food has fine-dining flair
Two former fine-dining chefs in Oakland opened a takeout operation featuring flavors from the South, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Award-winning East Bay hot sauce maker is fundraising for Texas; try quesabirria with an Indonesian twist
Plus: Espresso Roma is for lease, a Black history jazz brunch, Chez Panisse is closed this week due to potential COVID-19 exposure, more.
Alameda County food workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine; Cheese Board now open on Sunday
Plus: Gather’s greenhouse is open, Kinja’s new Oakland location, Limewood’s cannabis pairing dinner, a documentary about Tu David Phu, more.
Oakland chef to compete on ‘Top Chef;’ Cupcakin’s Virginia Bakery location nears opening
Plus: HelpBerkeley founder wins a Jefferson Award for Public Service; Blue Ox Wine Co. rebrands as Hammerling Wines; “Berkeley’s Fascination with Food.”
Lots to love: 68 East Bay Valentine’s Day menus and specials
Whether you’re flying solo or sharing a plate with your significant other, celebrate the holiday with some good food and drinks made by local restaurants, pop-ups, and bakeries.
Boichik Bagels’ Temp Tee homage; California Craft Beer Week
Plus: Super Bowl eats; Colusa Market owner is retiring; Alameda County passes ‘Good Food’ resolution for correctional facilities; Campo di Bocce closes.
Sliver Pizzeria heads to Uptown; Ayesha Curry’s new coffee bar
Plus: more on Huangcheng Noodle House, Califas Greens, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, East Bay Good Food Award winners, Casa Barotti, more.
It’s Dungeness crab season! Here’s a list of East Bay restaurants serving local crab
This year’s Dungeness crab season will be short, so get crackin’!
Save Our Chinatowns recipe zine; Inauguration Day eats; Dar Couscous in Oakland
Plus: Gyu-Kaku brings yakiniku to Old Oakland; States Coffee’s second Oakland location is open.