.Food News

May 11, 2022

Souley Vegan: Tamearra Dyson expands her menu and her business

The tragic and blessed life story of Tamearra Dyson is baked into every Southern Staples Bowl served up daily at Souley Vegan, her downtown Oakland restaurant. The signature bowl, an intriguing, multi-textured blend of crunchy fried tofu, buttered grits, flavorful house-made okra gumbo and comforting greens, is just one among...
Jun 23, 2021

Suicide Watch

Jeffrey Edalatpour reviews Morgan Neville’s documentary 'Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain' about the complicated and tragic life of a beloved culinary cultural icon. "There’s an angrily drawn, tear-stained question mark blurring every frame of the narrative," he writes. "Why did Bourdain commit suicide in 2018?"
May 26, 2021

Behind the Red Door

Food writer Jeffrey Edalatpour talks with Reign Free, owner of Red Door Catering, about her Black Culinary Collective and the challenges and triumphs of being the avant-garde in catering and cuisine.
Apr 7, 2021

The Truffle Hunters

Food writer,Jeffrey Edalatpour, writes about the symbiotic relationship between canines and cuisine in his review of the movie 'The Truffle Hunters".
Dec 30, 2020

Bubblin’ On The Bubbly

It's down to the wire for 2020 and if you ask most people alive today, they say there's never been a year more worth ending. Whether you are joyful and celebrating passage into 2021, mournful and honoring...
Sep 9, 2020

Soul Food With a Side of Equality

More than a harbinger, chef/restaurateur/author/television guest/radio host Tanya Holland is an entrepreneurial emblem. As a Black woman and founder-owner of Oakland's Brown Sugar Kitchen, the California-influenced Soul Food restaurant she established in 2008, Holland has for decades...
Jun 11, 2020

Blue Bottle Coffee Shuts Shops, Makes Donation, to Support Protests

Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee shut down all of its US stores for two days in solidarity with protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Founded in Oakland nearly twenty years ago by W. James Freeman, Blue...
Jun 4, 2020

Philly’s Best Soon to Open in Oakland

A new Philly's Best restaurant will open near Oakland International Airport this summer. It will be the first Northern California location for the 28-year-old fast-casual Philadelphia-cheesesteak group, founded in Fountain Valley in 1992 by Bob and Andrea Levey,...
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