.Food & Drink

Sep 28, 2022

OK’s Deli: Albert Ok’s sandwiches are everything with a bag of chips

What makes a good sandwich? Albert Ok, the chef behind OK’s Deli, agrees with the synthpop band Depeche Mode. You have to get the balance right. “I do like mayo, but not too much,” he said, before further clarifying his stance on the condiment. “I do prefer a touch...
Sep 7, 2022

Delirama: For the pastrami lover in your midst

The kids in Stranger Things wouldn’t feel out of place if they traveled forward in time to eat at Delirama. Advancing beyond retro chic into a warm embrace of kitsch, the interior doesn’t look like it’s been...
Aug 31, 2022

Darband & Belly: Two new fast casual restaurants to consider

Darband Mediterranean Restaurant The newest tenant dwelling inside the halls of Berkeley’s Epicurious Garden is Darband Mediterranean Restaurant. Darband’s menu prominently features Afghan and Iranian dishes. Since neither country is within walking distance of the Mediterranean Sea, the...
Aug 24, 2022

Daytrip: You’ll love the nightlife at Daytrip

When we eat out together, a friend of mine regularly announces his aversion to green, watery vegetables. His palate is offended, most of all, by cucumber and celery. When he grabbed the serving spoon to scoop up...
Aug 17, 2022

Good to Eat Finds a Home: Dumplings, yes, but also noodles, fried chicken and...

Angie Lin and Chef Tony Tung established their pop-up bona fides as Good to Eat Dumplings. For the past few years, they were a weekend fixture at Original Pattern Brewing in Jack London Square. After years of...
Aug 3, 2022

Cafe Colucci on the Move: Brundo Spices will soon share more space with the...

After 30 years on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Cafe Colucci is moving into Soul Slice’s former address on San Pablo Avenue. Daniel Aderaw Yeshiwas, general manager of both Cafe Colucci and Brundo Spice Company, said he was planning...
Jul 27, 2022

Town Fare at OMCA: Bay Area communities are represented on Town Fare’s wide-ranging menu

Michele McQueen is the new chef and proprietor of Town Fare, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) restaurant. Some of McQueen’s dishes will be familiar to diners who ate at Gussie’s Southern Table, her San Francisco restaurant...
Jul 20, 2022

Chong Qing Noodles House: Dumplings are on the rise at this small Alameda noodle...

Dumplings are just one of the specialties at Chong Qing Noodles House, but they’re the best reason to eat a meal there. To date, there are two types of dumplings to choose from, cheng du zhong dumplings...
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