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Apr 19, 2017

Ethiopian Café Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As...

The doro wot’s thick sauce clung to simple chicken drumsticks, which tasted as rich as beef. Credits: Andria Lo At Anfilo’s coffee ceremony in the middle...
Apr 12, 2017

Cricket Nachos at Soma StrEat Park

SF’s Soma StrEat Park — always making silly fun with corn dog eating competitions, Diva Dance brunches, and National Pi Day puzzle nights —...
Apr 12, 2017

Maison Bleue In Berkeley Brings On Traditional French Fare … And The Butter

The galette complète took on a brown caramel shine, complete with a nutty buckwheat character and a sunny-side up egg in the middle. Credits: Photo...
Apr 5, 2017

Songkran Thai New Year at Daughter Thai in Oakland

Thai New Year celebrations are not as well-known as Chinese ones, but they look epic. In Thailand, when temples aren’t being visited or blessings...
Apr 5, 2017

First Friday’s Batch Made Market at Forage Kitchen

Every First Friday, kitchen co-working space Forage Kitchen holds Batch Made Market, an open house that showcases some of its community artisans. This month,...
Apr 5, 2017

New West Oakland Coffeehouse Drip Line Delivers The Basics, Plus Unexpected Singaporean Delights

At Drip Line, the new third-wave cafe and farm-to-table restaurant in West Oakland, good design is everywhere. It’s in the glossy magazines stacked in...
Mar 29, 2017

The Anti-Sheep Mentality of Alameda’s Mama Papa Lithuania

Vaidas Sukys says he opened the only Lithuanian restaurant west of Chicago, in Alameda: “I don’t want to do what everybody else is doing.” Credits:...
Dec 27, 2016

Burmese Noodles Come to Berkeley With Tharaphu Burmese Street Food

While Oakland's gentrifying face lift sometimes feels like a monocultural invasion of restaurants tricked out in reclaimed wood and mid-century modern furniture,...
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