Acorn squash at the Berkeley farmers market. Photo: Franco Folini/Flickr

Bites: 7 East Bay restaurant closures announced (Nosh)
Little Belgians are flavor-packed speculoos cookies (Nosh) 
Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 great local food gifts for the holidays
Actual Cafe and Victory burger to close on December 23 (EBX)
Pork-centric Gastropig headed to Uptown Oakland (Inside Scoop)
End of the year death march continues with three Oakland closures (Eater SF)
10 under $10: Downtown Oakland’s best (and cheapest) lunch spots (Hoodline)
Real Napoli-style pizza comes to downtown Berkeley at Lucia’s Pizzeria (BAB)
Americans at work: Urban farming in West Oakland (The Atlantic)
Where to buy Christmas tamales in the East Bay (EBX)
Meatless wonders (SF Magazine)

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