.Food & Drink

July 18, 2024

Temescal Brewing’s unstuffy Drinking Society

“Come rally friends and raise your cups, at Temescal Brewing where it’s pilsners up.” — The Summertime Drinking Society chant At Temescal Brewing, Monday night is “Society Night,” dedicated to the “distinguished members” (their words) of its new Summertime Drinking Society. That’s also when Temescal regular and SDS member Tony McGinn...
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Albany’s Zaytoon Showcases Palestinian Culture
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April 23, 2024

Albany’s Zaytoon Showcases Palestinian Culture

In 2016, Zaytoon Restaurant opened to expand people's conception of what Middle Eastern dining can be. In the decades since, the tastefully decorated Albany mainstay has achieved much more than just delicious plates. It is a display...
The Slimy and the Sublime
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April 22, 2024

The Slimy and the Sublime

Chef Lauryn Dakota Holbert understands why some people are put off by oysters. When she’s asked her friends, “Don’t you just love them?”, the replies have ranged from, “Oh my God; I’ve never had one,” to “They’re...
Broc Cellars Does Wine, Naturally
April 22, 2024

Broc Cellars Does Wine, Naturally

Since 2002, when winemaker Chris Brockway established Berkeley’s Broc Cellars, the focus has been on using organically grown grapes, fermented with the yeast that occurs naturally on them, resulting in a true natural wine. Brockway’s partner in...
Spirited and Spirit-Free Cocktails for Spring
April 22, 2024

Spirited and Spirit-Free Cocktails for Spring

The Factory Bar Richmond’s The Factory Bar is an urban oasis, a dog-friendly lounge with human-friendly drinks, frequent food popups and one of the best garden patios in the East Bay. Their spring menu includes nine new cocktails. ‘P7’ 2...
Flat Food to Feed People
December 27, 2023

Flat Food to Feed People

Community-based organizations are finding innovative ways to address food insecurity through bottom-up organizing, including Planting Justice, Community Kitchens Oakland, West Oakland Punks with Lunch, and Rogers and Rosewater, which are driven by the passion to take care of fellow humans.
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 food menu. While he was on the way to the Temescal neighborhood where...
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