.Food News

Apr 9, 2024

Elsie’s on Solano: Now Closed

The following article was written after I interviewed Cash Caris on April 3. At the time, the chef sounded optimistic about Delirama’s reincarnation as Elsie’s on Solano. On Sunday night, Caris posted on Instagram that he would close Elsie’s until April 17 to reassess their business plan.  By Monday morning,...
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...
James Beard Foundation's Taste America Celebrates Local Chefs
Jan 30, 2024

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Celebrates Local Chefs

On Sunday, Feb. 4, chefs from across the country will take part in the James Beard Foundation culinary event, Taste America. Twenty chefs will work in pairs to create dishes at the Four Seasons Hotel in San...
From Pirate BBQ to Sailing Goat
Jan 23, 2024

From Pirate BBQ to Sailing Goat

Arnon Oren and his team at Sailing Goat in Richmond have created a nautical-themed menu of seafood dishes, wood-fired pizza, and seasonal plates, inspired by Oren's other business, Anaviv's Table.
Indigenous Bars
Nov 22, 2023

New Indigenous Bars Nourish Health and Native Growers

There is a new snack in the Town. Indigenous restaurant and cultural hub Wahpepah’s Kitchen, in Fruitvale, now offers protein-packed Indigenous Bars, bringing the wisdom of native ingredients to the high-octane requirements of busy contemporary lifestyles. Handmade by...
Nov 30, 2022

Eat the Rich

One course of horror, another of refined camp As Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, Ralph Fiennes expresses a self-reflexive sense of awe and pleasure each time he causes someone harm. His regenerative capacity to summon up...
Jun 29, 2022

Great American Recipe: Definitely not to be confused with ‘The Great British Bake Off’

Chef Tiffany Derry was in the middle of her shift when a talent scout from Top Chef called to speak with her. At first, she thought it was a joke. “What are the odds? Me, a small...
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