The Salt & Pepper at Flora in Oakland. Photo: scaredykat/Flickr

Eating local — more than ever — is a political act (Civil Eats)
Diablo Dish: Pleasanton’s Gan permanently shutters (Diablo Magazine)
A rose is a rose is a taproom (SF Weekly)
Oakland overflowing with beer gardens (SF Chronicle)
‘Chopped’ champion opens Filipino restaurant and food incubator in Uptown Oakland (Eater)
Watch: Baristas at Highwire Coffee craft cappuccinos (Nosh)