Lunch with my childhood monks. Photo: notanothertree

Upcoming East Bay wine events highlight area’s different wine scenes (Inside Scoop SF)
Oakland hears restaurants over compost fee hikes (Nosh)
Weekly dish: Ice cream, wings and a new Sideboard location (Diablo Dish)
Another terrific dinner at Paisan in Berkeley (Chow)
Nosh weekly: Pyramid closes, Aperol cupcake recipe, new coffee shop in Albany (Nosh)
Goodbye tipping, hello living wage: The changing face of progressive restaurants (KQED)
A review of AS B-Dama inside Oakland’s Swan Market (Focus:Snap:Eat)
Favorite ice cream 2015 (Chow)
Oakland’s Plank launches weekday ‘Lunch by the Bay’ (East Bay Loop)
Because size matters… (East Bay Loop)
Alamar is one of the best new restaurants in Oakland. Here’s why. (East Bay Dish)
Cafe Santana is coming to the Laurel (East Bay Dish)
Bites: The Libertine, Forage Kitchen, Zut! Tavern (Nosh)
Banana Sam’s closes doors because of owner’s health, financial problems (Daily Cal)
La Borinquena Mexicatessen closing after 71 years in Oakland (Inside Scoop SF)
‘Wine, Women & Song’ comes Saturday, August 22 (East Bay Loop)

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