Sake at Berkeley Bowl. Photo: Vera Lu and David Li

alaMar: Oakland flavors of a dream realized (Oakland Local)
Daniel Patterson named best chef in California (SF Chronicle)
Kilovolt Coffee: A new caffeine jolt in West Oakland (Nosh)
Charlie Parker, Plum’s opening chef, is now chef at Haven (EBX)
510 news: The Longbranch, Bissap Baobab, and new coffee projects (tablehopper)
Gut Reaction – Lunch in Oakland or Berkeley this Week (Chow)
Albany’s Zaki Kabob House to close June 1 (Inside Scoop SF)
Oakland (Montclair): Amba Kosher organic vegetarian (Chow)
Julie’s Cafe on Southside: the perfect cafe to study in (Daily Cal)
Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee lights up West Oakland (KQED)
New: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, Berkeley – any reports? (Chow)
Pollinate Farm & Garden First Anniversary Celebration (Pollinate Farm)
Jalapeño cornbread (simply recipes)

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