Deward Hastings, aka the Essex Street “Hot Tub Guy,” brought joy and a sanctuary for relaxation to many, though his scalding hot-water oasis wasn’t a haven for all.
Pop Wok N Drop serves wild, intense and unexpected flavors by the bag or the ball.
Everything you need to celebrate Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in the East Bay.
State Flour Pizza Company is open in the Elmwood for dine-in and take out, with a menu of East Coast pies and plans to launch square pizza (eventually).
The popular restaurant’s second location at 555 City Center just opened its doors.
Cal Kepner’s Berserk Burger promises crispy and wafer-thin patties on brioche and American-cheesy chopped sandwiches on hero buns.
With walls covered in Prohibition-era frescoes and a rotating menu from a storied local chef, the Rendez-Vous seeks to bring bistro dining back to Bushrod.
Verna McGowan’s new restaurant, Calypso Rose Kitchen, is influenced by her family’s cooking and Walker’s focus on ingredients.
Sarah Kirnon changed the Oakland restaurant game with Miss Ollie’s, now they’re shaking things up again with a pared-down spot called Holder’s House.
UC Berkeley student Helia Sadeghi’s up-and-coming food business combines over-the-top cakes and Iranian home cooking.
After 12 years as a farmers market and wholesale favorite, Starter Bakery is opening a brick-and-mortar location on a busy Oakland block.
The best spots in Berkeley, Oakland and beyond to find kouign amann, a classic French pastry that haunts viennoiserie fans’ dreams.