.Best Of Food & Drink

Jul 20, 2022

Fun, Feisty and Full of Flavor

Sponsored content by Drake's Brewing Co. Drake’s Brewing Co. has long been a pioneer in the craft beer industry, and its many fans won't be surprised to see the local San Leandro brewery named “Best Brewery of the East Bay”—again. Drake’s has been brewing top-quality beer in the East Bay for...
Feb 24, 2021

2021 READERS’ PICKS: Food & Drink

Best Bakery   Arizmendi Bakery Best Bar   Hotsy Totsy Club Best Bartender   Den Stephens, North Light Best BBQ   Horn BBQ Best Beer Label   Fieldwork Brewing Company Best Brew Pub   Ghost Town Brewing Best Breakfast   Brown Sugar Kitchen Best Brunch   Sequoia Diner Best Burger   TrueBurger Best Business Lunch   The Trappist Best Butcher Shop   Clove and Hoof Best Cafe ⁄ Coffeehouse   Timeless Best Caterer   Market...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Decadent Cheesecake

The online menu for Caffè Chiave doesn't even mention its cheesecake, but the dessert alone is reason enough by itself to visit this Piedmont Avenue cafe. One piece for $5.50 comes in a couple different flavors including...
Jul 30, 2019

Most Decadent Snack Food

Sometimes all it takes is a little treat to make us feel fancy. Gregoire, located in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, has just the thing — crispy potato puffs with white truffle essence. These golden on the outside, melt-in-your-mouth-on-the-inside...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Lithuanian Lunch Deal

Truth be told, there's only one Lithuanian restaurant in town — well, OK, on the whole West Coast. Still, Mama Papa Lithuania offers an excellent lunch deal, Lithuanian or not, every day from 11 a.m. until 3...
Jul 30, 2019

Fanciest Cocktails With Instructions

There's a 2012 Portlandia sketch about a mixologist who sweeps a patron off her feet with his mind-blowing drinks made from unusual ingredients — like love. That bit of satire isn't far off from what new craft...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Place to Day-Drink

There's nothing like lounging by Lake Merritt on a beautiful afternoon, slightly tipsy, and Caña is the spot to get that drink on. The outdoor seating allows the early-afternoon lush to take in the sights at one...
Jul 30, 2019

Most Spice For Your Buck

This is a must-try destination for spice lovers. Nearly every dish comes topped with a generous amount of dried red chiles. Fresh red chiles, fresh green chiles, hot chile oil, or Sichuan peppercorns may also make an...
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