.Jeffrey Edalatpour

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Jeffrey Edalatpour’s writing about arts, food and culture has appeared in SF Weekly, Metro Silicon Valley, East Bay Express and KQED Arts.
Makers' Obsession Becomes Chocolate Lovers' Paradise
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December 27, 2023

Makers’ Obsession Becomes Chocolate Lovers’ Paradise

Bisou Chocolate and The Xocolate Bar both offer creative, high-end, locally made chocolates, with Bisou's truffles and bars being vegan and gluten-free and The Xocolate Bar's candy bars experiment with flavors.
What Soul Food Means at Burdell
November 27, 2023

What Soul Food Means at Burdell

At Chef Geoff Davis’ restaurant, Burdell, a couple of diners told him they were surprised that fried chicken wasn’t a staple on his soul...
Noria Wines at Nakamura Cellars
October 23, 2023

Noria Wines at Nakamura Cellars

Berkeley’s Gilman District is celebrated for its punk music venue, breweries that have become popular gathering places, a Whole Foods Market, and, more recently,...
Banter Wine
August 23, 2023

Banter Wine

Most couples who have a glass of wine after work don’t go on to start their own wine bar and shop. But five months...
Best of East Bay 2023 - Food & Drink, Hawking Bird
June 28, 2023

Best of East Bay 2023 – Food & Drink

Bold Moves Hawking Bird makes a fried chicken sandwich new again Preparing a fried chicken sandwich across the street from Bakesale Betty is a bold move....
Sfizio
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June 27, 2023

Sfizio

Whether it’s pillows of gnocchi, spaghetti strings or the twisted strands of casarecce, the homemade pasta dishes at Matt Solimano’s Sfizio make one forget...
Pizzeria da Laura
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April 26, 2023

Pizzeria da Laura

Having only been open a couple of weeks, Pizzeria da Laura is already making a ton of dough. Alongside the Grandma, Meyer is making a classic New York thin crust, Sicilian squares and a Detroit deep dish. It sounds like a TV slogan from the 1980s, but there’s really something for everyone.
Upstairs Downstairs
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February 27, 2023

Upstairs Downstairs

The warming flames that emanated out of the stone hearth downstairs inspire a pub-like coziness. Risotto, pizza and gnocchi are on the menu, along with the feeling that intimate conversations, epiphanies and revelations are taking place at every table.
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