.Best Of Food & Drink

Feb 24, 2021

Best Food and Drink: The Allendale at Donut Savant

Before the recent grand reopening of Donut Savant in the Allendale, the DS website posted a tantalizing video teaser. For several weeks you could click on donutsavant.com to find moving footage of batter frying in baskets of hot oil. The approach was subtle and enticing. Instead of a large...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Creole and Cajun Food

New Orleans has some of the best food of any city around, and once you try it, it's hard to stop eating it, like Persephone's pomegranate. Luckily there is recourse for Bay Area residents feeling deprived of...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Bargain Bi Bim Bap

If you have a hankering for Korean bi bim bap bowls, a new low-frills restaurant has opened in the Temescal District located in a not-so-hot-looking strip mall next to Lee's Donuts and Burger King. For the uninitiated,...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Upscale American Cuisine

Chef Scott Eastman worked as the chef de cuisine at Corso in Berkeley for six years. But at Juanita & Maude, he broadens his horizons by serving New American cuisine, drawing from a diverse range of influences...
Jul 30, 2019

Best $5.50 Salty Snack

When you're wandering around Chinatown and want a hot, filling snack you can eat with one hand, look no further than Tian Jin. The window-service shop sells only a few items, but you'll want to opt for...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Cocktail Splurge

For an Indian-inspired cocktail, look no further than East Bay Spice Company. The Punjabi By Nature, made with Glasshouse "Trade Winds" garam masala brandy, automatic sea gin, cucumber shrub, and lime, is light and refreshing with a...
Jul 30, 2019

Splurgiest Baked Treat

As if croissants weren't already luxurious enough with their layers of laminated, butter-filled pastry, Crispian Bakery, a French-inspired American bakery in Alameda, takes decadence a step further with its daily specialty croissants. All the specialty croissants include...
Jul 30, 2019

Thriftiest Baked Treat

Want to bring in some baked goods for the office, but tired of the usual donuts or bagels? Breathe some fresh life into the office treat rotation by bringing in a pink cardboard box full of mini...
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