Andres Giraldo Florez’s mission with Snail Bar is to marry his obsession with natural wines and his love for slow food.
The second location of the popular San Francisco restaurant opens March 1 with its signature cheddar-edged pan pizzas that even gets
a nod from Detroit natives.
Cupcakin’ at Virginia Bakery, La Perla Puerto Rican Cuisine, Viet Kitchen, more opened; Ladle & Leaf, Dosirak Shop, Ninna, more have closed.
Two former fine-dining chefs in Oakland opened a takeout operation featuring flavors from the South, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Plus: Espresso Roma is for lease, a Black history jazz brunch, Chez Panisse is closed this week due to potential COVID-19 exposure, more.
We asked small business owners and city officials whether they think the COVID-19 business initiative will continue beyond the pandemic.
Lasagna Love matches volunteer home cooks in Oakland and other cities with anyone struggling during the pandemic who could use a free, hot meal.
Plus: Gather’s greenhouse is open, Kinja’s new Oakland location, Limewood’s cannabis pairing dinner, a documentary about Tu David Phu, more.
Plus: HelpBerkeley founder wins a Jefferson Award for Public Service; Blue Ox Wine Co. rebrands as Hammerling Wines; “Berkeley’s Fascination with Food.”
Health inspectors say La Perla’s owner, Jose Ortiz, needs to fix the kitchen floor. Ortiz says he doesn’t have the money to do it.