Photo: Peter Roome

Bland but perfectly edible: Cactus on Solano (For Words)
Blue Bottle Coffee opens cafe in historic Oakland building (Inside Scoop SF)
Iyasare and the essence of umami (EBX)
Check out Blue Bottle’s huge New Oakland cafe (Eater SF)
California is so dry, some diners won’t get water unless they ask (KQED)
California’s thirsty almonds (EBX)
Syhabout shakes up Hawker Fare menu, cocktails (Eater SF)
Eat in Berkeley: Flacos (Work it, Berk)
What to order at Eureka in Berkeley (Inside Scoop SF)
Toss salad bars for restaurants (Daily Cal)
Favorite dishes from Iyasare (Inside Scoop SF)
Montreal and Oakland enter race oo open North America’s first cat café (

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