.Food & Drink

Apr 16, 2024

New Pizzeria three.one four Opens in North Berkeley

The pizza recipes at North Berkeley’s three.one four pizzeria belong to a chef who lives in and runs a catering business in Los Angeles. Mario Vollera, along with a silent business partner and hospitality expert Brandon Wilson, have reimagined the former Lalime’s space as a “swanky pizza lounge.” Wilson previously...
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Film Review: ‘Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros’
Mar 19, 2024

Film Review: ‘Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros’

In Frederick Wiseman’s 44th documentary, Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros, no omniscient narrator appears on screen or via voiceover to introduce the characters. The four-hour film (!) begins with a medium shot of the Roanne train station, the...
Attraros Thai Eatery Joins Swan's Market
Mar 12, 2024

Attraros Thai Eatery Joins Swan’s Market

While Pim Soithong attends to customers who walk through the front door of Attraros, her husband, chef Akara Sutraromluck, stands behind the kitchen counter frying up a variety of Thai dishes. Attraros Thai Eatery is the couple’s...
Authentic French Bakery Maison Benoit Arrives in Danville
Mar 5, 2024

Authentic French Bakery Maison Benoit Arrives in Danville

A pain suisse pastry isn’t as rare a find as the Hope Diamond, but it’s seldom seen at Bay Area bakeries. The long-reigning crown prince of viennoiserie is, sans doute, the pain au chocolat. What differentiates the...
Modern Indian Restaurant Pippal Spices Up Emeryville
Feb 27, 2024

Modern Indian Restaurant Pippal Spices Up Emeryville

When Izler Thomas, the energetic head bartender at Pippal, claimed he would make a couple of unforgettable mocktails for our table, I was dubious. A few minutes later I thought he was a mind reader. He’d made...
Former Pop-Up Fikscue Moves Into Mama Judy's Spot
Feb 20, 2024

Former Pop-Up Fikscue Moves Into Mama Judy’s Spot

Chefs making the transition from running a pop-up to opening a brick-and-mortar are immediately confronted with a series of unexpected challenges. Pop-ups offer more freedom but a fluctuating source of income. Brick-and-mortars, on the other hand, bear...
Woo Can Cook Coming Soon to West Oakland
Feb 13, 2024

Woo Can Cook Coming Soon to West Oakland

Wesley Woo started to cook during the pandemic because “It was literally illegal for me to do the things that I was doing up until that point,” he said. Before Covid altered his path, Woo had been...
Local Makers Craft Chocolate with Obsession
Feb 6, 2024

Local Makers Craft Chocolate with Obsession

When Tracey Britton and Eli Curtis were working as bike messengers in San Francisco, they both became obsessed with making chocolate. Britton was baking at home at the time, but she didn’t like the chocolate that was...
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