Restaurant Review


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.

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.

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.

Momos and More

Food Writer, Jeffrey Edalatpour, devours the Southern and Northern Indian cuisine at Namastey Patio in Rockridge.

No-BS Bagels

Bagels, Winston added, are also linked to life-cycle events in Judaism such as bar and bat mitzvahs. “I’m not just selling food,” she said. “I’m selling memories and cultural connection.”

Alley & Vine Teeters between Posh and Popular

Foraging on Alameda Island usually starts at the Feel Good Bakery. Once inside the...

Speakeasy Gone Good

Maximilian DiMare is rebooting the Townhouse menu with dishes from his Sicilian heritage. DiMare...

Franco-Sino Magic

Joyce Tang describes her first bakery concept as “a contemporary approach to French-style patisserie...

Dough Done Right

Don't ignore the parenthetical asides on the Bamboo menu. When it reads "spicy hot"...

Time for Tea

Venturing out for an afternoon tea is a leisure-time activity that's gone the way...

Everyday Artisanal

To interest carnivores in the Petit Cafe's vegetarian menu, Dan Edelman has a plan....


The big, round pizza-shaped sign that reads "Nick's Pizza: Made in Oakland" arrived intact...

The Governor

Mastering the batter is what truly matters when you make a memorable plate of...
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