Chickpea cake with Brussels sprouts at Encuentro in Oakland. Photo: albedo20/Flickr

Tables set for Berkeley Restaurant Week, Jan. 19-29 (Nosh)
Event: Jewish winemaker talk at JCC East Bay Jan. 19 (Nosh)
The 12 best mac & cheese dishes in SF and Oakland (SFist)
An (in)convenient truth (Stone Barns Center)
Review of Hong Kong-style Baby Cafe in Oakland (Focus: Snap: Eat)