Club Mallard in Albany. Photo: Jeremy Brooks/Flickr

In Oakland, rethinking school lunches starts with rethinking school kitchens (Nosh)
Oakland Eats: Tasty Phở, Uccello now open, Roam Artisan Burgers on the way (Hoodline)
A review of smoke meat at Augie’s Montreal Deli in Berkeley (Focus Snap Eat)
Eleven California distillers at the forefront of the brandy boom (San Francisco Magazine)
First Bite: Siam Fine Thai Cuisine shines (Diablo)