.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

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...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Sushi Bang for Your Buck

Sushi is delicious, nutritious, and a California mainstay. The only problem? Often, the rolls are too damn expensive. Not so at Manpuku, a step above a hole-in-the-wall diner located in the heart of Berkeley's Elmwood district. Salmon...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Place for Brunch if You Value Your Time

Brunch is great but the waiting behind five other groups to get a table can be a bummer. Lucky for the East Bay, Au Coquelet offers a conveniently located spot for brunch without the wait. Maybe it...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Cheap Complete Meal

Let's be honest: everything at Tao Yuen Pastry is a delicious deal, including the ha gao, siu mai, shrimp-and-scallop dumplings, and steamed or baked pork buns. But if you're looking for a single item that'll satiate your...
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