.Katherine Hamilton

Mar 17, 2020

Restaurants and Cafes Take Steps to Combat Coronavirus

Attempting to curb the spread of coronavirus via social distancing has hit large gatherings hard, from the suspension of the NBA season to the...
Mar 11, 2020

Loaded Chickn’s Got the Sauce

There's no shortage of smog check stations on Richmond's 23rd Street, but on a sunny Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of cars...
Mar 10, 2020

Sobre Mesa Now Open in Uptown Oakland

Sobre Mesa, the highly anticipated cocktail bar from chef Nelson German of alaMar, opened its doors to the public last Thursday. Describing itself as an...
Mar 4, 2020

With Graffiti Pizza, Old Oakland Gets a Much-Needed Late-Night Slice House

After the clock strikes midnight in Oakland, there's no shortage of tacos, burritos, or won ton noodle soup. But one of the most classic...
Mar 3, 2020

La Frontera Mexican Restaurant Takes Over the Former Talk of the Town

Taqueria Morelia, often known as Talk of the Town thanks to the bar next door, may have closed long ago, but nostalgic Oaklanders still...
Feb 26, 2020

The Hidden Cafe Is the Hub of Strawberry Creek Park

Most of us go to cafes for the coffee, the Wi-Fi, or the opportunity to plant ourselves near an outlet, put on our noise-cancelling...
Feb 25, 2020

Sesame, A Tiny Bakery Coming to Berkeley

Maybe you first encountered Marykate McGoldrick's pastries when she left her teaching job nearly 10 years ago to head the dessert program at Namu...
Feb 19, 2020

Kitchen Story Tells a Familiar Yet Refreshing Tale

You'd think that after opening nearly a dozen successful restaurants in the ultra-competitive Bay Area dining scene, restaurateur Hoyul Steven Choi would have calmed...