Caspers Famous Hot Dogs, North Oakland, California. Photo: Nick Sherman

Urban Farm Tour features four Berkeley home-scale sites (Mercury News)
Lungomare + Bison Brewing food and beer pairing (Our Oakland)
Asian noodle salad (Simply Recipes)
Beer gardens abound in Oakland: Lost and Found has opened in Uptown (KQED)
French bistro, Oakland-style (EBX)
Encuentro, An Oakland vegetarian expansion (Eater SF)
The East Bay’s most refreshing summer cocktails (EBX)
A16 chef change: Thompson leaving, Maselli in (Inside Scoop SF)
Mediterranean potato salad (Simply Recipes)
Summertime standouts (EBX)
Guide to vegetarian restaurants in Berkeley (The Starving Critic)
Outdoor drinking guide (EBX)
The new old-fashioned ice cream (EBX)
The Dock at Linden Street ready to launch next week (Inside Scoop SF)
La Val’s Pizza brings great Italian food to Northside (Daily Cal)
Norikonoko ready to reopen in Berkeley (EBX)

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