.Jesse Hirsch

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Nov 14, 2012

East Bay Sushi’s Starring Role

On the silver screen, Oakland is better known for cameo roles than for playing the lead. In Howard the Duck, it was one of many...
Oct 24, 2012

Drink Your Spice

Oh fall, when cocktails start trending toward nutmeg and cloves and butternut squash infusions. The flavors come straight out of a New England idyll,...
Apr 25, 2012

Noble Cafe Breaks Ties with Chef

You know last week's story on Noble Cafe's brand-new menu, created by Make Westing chef Melinda Vaca? Please scrub it from your brain, because...
Apr 24, 2012

Changing of the Guard

As you may have inferred when Luke Tsai introduced himself as the new Express food writer, I’m moving on. I’ve received a few emails...
Apr 23, 2012

Fusebox Opening Next Week in West Oakland

In a striking West Oakland industrial property, without a single restaurant or shop in sight, chef Sunhui Chang’s new street-Korean experiment Fusebox (2311A Magnolia...
Apr 23, 2012

Beauty’s Bagel Shop Says: “Please Don’t Forget Us”

The Express has been sounding the air horn on Beauty’s Bagel Shop for almost a year, since shortly after Delfina chef Blake Joffe and...
Apr 18, 2012

Noble Cafe Breaks Ties With New Chef

You know today's story on Noble Cafe's brand-new menu, created by Make Westing chef Melinda Vaca? Please scrub it from your brain, because it's...
Apr 18, 2012

Mid-Week Menu: Hot Links

It's my last week at the Express and wouldn't you know it: not a lot of fresh East Bay news. Luckily I'm a hoarder,...
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