Food & Drink

Family Affair: Mother and son join forces to bring...

Jeffrey Edalatpour visits Berkeley's Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar, where Suzanne Drexhage oversees the menu and is the administrator, while her son, Sam Sobolewski, runs the front of the house and is in charge of their beverage program. Now in a new location, their admirable and enviable family business continues to thrive and evolve.

Mohammad Abutaha’s uptown restaurant offers traditional foods with special...

Jeffrey Edalatpour visits Uptown's Shawarmaji and sits with Chef Mohammad Abutaha to discuss food, family, his Jordan upbringing, and the innovations he's bringing to traditional foods from his Oakland influences and access.

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?"

The Clock Is Still Ticking

Jeffrey Edalatpour visits Crockett's Wanda's Restaurant and talks with Chef Clara Yun about the benefits of baking traditional sweets for updated palates in a classic rustic setting.

Home Plate

Jeffrey Edalatpour visits Wawa Thai Food and speaks with Chef Wawa Maneewan about curry bases and her humble, yet noble ambitions as a restaurateur.

Safe Bette’s

Jeffrey Edalatpour waxes poetic about West Berkeley Fourth Street's favorite diner and how it survived during these tumultuous, uncertain, and constantly shifting years.

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.


Jeffrey Edalatpour reviews El Cerrito's PennDel's Bakehouse and, along with a captivating and cozy decor, discovers some of the best lemon squares in the world, albeit with an extremely short shelf-life. Get 'em while they're hot!

Roasted and Raw

Jeffrey Edalatpour welcomes vegan Chef Imani Greer's Roasted and Raw to Oakland's Jack London Square as they discuss the vast differences in access to healthy food choices between "The Town" and the burgeoning tech-hub of his former home, Atlanta, GA.

Free the Land

Jeffrey Edalatpour reviews 'Occupy the Farm' and meditates on the evolution of both the climate change movement and the elusive remedies to 'food deserts' that plague inner-cities and remote rural areas in America today.

Best Name Ever

In “Best Name Ever,” food-writer Jeffrey Edalatpour covers the magical culinary getaway that is San Pablo Harbor’s Black Star Pirate BBQ. With a name like that, only undeniably cool sh*t can follow.

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".

Oh, Yes

Jeffrey Edalatpour checks out the first Hawaiian bakery in the East Bay and learns how a local mini-mart sensation turned into a one-of-a-kind experience in sweetness.

The Best Bagels Are in California (Sorry, New York)

BERKELEY, Calif. — The bagels at Boichik Bagels have the look of Labrador puppies...
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