Lachu Moorjani has sold long-running Solano Avenue Indian restaurant Ajanta, The Lodge on Piedmont opens, Grange Hall closes, and much more East Bay food news in this week’s Bites.
The good news is it’s all about openings these days: read about The Station, Ramen Tomo, Bittersweet, Smitten and Toast in our weekly round-up.
Bites is Berkeleyside Nosh’s round-up of restaurant, bar and food-related news in the East Bay.
Come along with Nosh as we explore East Bay restaurants in photographs. This week we focus on Ajanta in North Berkeley.
Four East Bay restaurants have been singled out by Zagat for being the best in the Bay Area for particular types of cuisine. Want to know who they are?
Corso Trattoria: one of just five Berkeley restaurants to make it into the Chronicle’s Top 100 list Corso Trattoria: one of just five Berkeley restaurants to make it into the Chronicle’s Top 100 list The Chronicle’s food writer Michael Bauer chose the same five Berkeley restaurants that made it into last year’s Top 100 for […]
Chocolatier Arcelia Gallardo and co-owner Amelia Gonzalez bring a taste of Latin America to The Elmwood. Photo: Omar Wandera Two Latinas originally from L.A, with a shared passion for chocolate, Mexico, and social justice, are combining forces to open Casa de Chocolates in The Elmwood today. Amelia Gonzalez, 50, who worked for KPFA Radio for […]
Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s The two days of Caltopia were quite a whirl for students, faculty and staff, as well as for exhibitors like Berkeleyside. From the […]
Students new and old come out in droves for the community-boosting swag-fest that is Caltopia. Find Berkeleyside at booth E104 UC Berkeley freshmen, some looking dazed, others excited, as well as more blasé seniors, turned out in their thousands on Sunday for Day One of Caltopia, the self-described “two greatest days on the planet”. The […]
This weekend, when around 30,000 students and faculty stroll through Caltopia, browsing the booths of more than 100 exhibitors, Berkeley’s two driving forces, the city and its university, will be pitched in perfect harmony. And Berkeleyside will be there to sing along too. Caltopia was launched nine years ago as a way for Berkeley businesses […]
Alice Waters at the King Middle School Edible Schoolyard Do Berkeleyside readers even need an introduction to the mother of the American fresh, local, sustainable, organic food movement? Alice Waters is a living legend. For four decades, the California cuisine innovator, Chez Panisse chef, Edible Schoolyard founder, school food reformer, and Slow Food advocate, has […]
Freight & Salvage was voted number one in two Best of the Bay categories. Photo: F&S. Several Berkeley businesses won top honors in SFGate’s Best of the Bay Awards, which this year attracted more than 71,000 votes from readers. The Awards are divided into 29 categories, each of which has many sub-categories, so apologies in […]