.Food & Drink
Feb 15, 2023
Arepas and empanadas served with a twist On the way to Alameda’s southern shoreline, the Webster Street retail district is slowly waking up. New restaurants on and off of the main strip have continued to open over the...
Feb 8, 2023
Classic New York bagels have arrived on Telegraph Avenue On Poppy Bagels’ opening weekend, East Bayers lined up for hours to nab one of Reesa Kashuk’s bagels. When I drove by on Saturday morning, the 9am line looked...
Feb 1, 2023
Saltbreaker, Dream Maker
Bring a sense of adventure when setting out to find this Alameda restaurant Under the cold winter stars, a beacon of light beamed out of the Alameda darkness. After circling several streets lined by unlit buildings, Saltbreaker appeared...
Jan 25, 2023
Tacos El Último Baile
SEA-SON TO TASTE Fantastic fish tacos in Fruitvale. (Photo by Kim Nies)
Jan 18, 2023
Time to Get Lazy
After Noodle Theory’s doors closed, Lazybird’s opened When the local restaurant chain Noodle Theory was at its peak, owner Louis Kao was running three different locations. The last one, in Rockridge, closed this past November. In retrospect, Kao...
Jan 11, 2023
Crumble & Whisk
There’s more than just cheesecake at Charles Farriér’s new bakery Charles Farriér opened the first location of his Oakland bakery, Crumble & Whisk, in December. He also considered closing the shop shortly thereafter. Starting in 2013, Farriér built...
Jan 4, 2023
We All Scream
For the soft serve ice cream at MyGoodness Bear Silber’s pop-up, MyGoodness, was inspired by a Toronto dessert shop he visited in 2016. “Sweet Jesus was making really fancy cones,” Silber recalled. “Instead of including toppings, they would...