Due to the pandemic, Chikara Ono temporarily closed AS B-Dama, Delage, Utzutzu and Masabaga. Find out what he’s up to now.
Genova Deli, People’s Café, The Wolf, more
Genova Delicatessen’s last day in business is April 30, People’s Café has moved across the street and The Wolf will open in the former Bay Wolf space. This news, and more, in today’s Bites.
Dine on head-to-tail chicken at the new Hina Yakitori
Oakland’s Hina Yakitori is the newest in a growing crop of fun, drink-friendly Japanese izakaya restaurants across the East Bay.
East Bay Restaurant Week specials begin Thursday
Oakland and Berkeley’s Restaurant Weeks begin Jan. 14 and run through the end of the month. Over 100 restaurants across the region are participating this year.
Nippon Gochiso Select brings Japan to the East Bay
A mini-store with a curated selection of artisanal Japanese pantry items has popped up at Berkeley Bowl West. We’ve got an inside look at these tasty, unique foods.
East Bay restaurants adapt to new minimum wage
The effects of new minimum wages are causing a ripple effect of changes across the East Bay restaurant scene.
CREAM, B-Dama, See’s Candies, Eat Real Fest
Lots of new openings to report, including a new CREAM ice-cream sandwich spot — and Eat Real Fest is back this weekend!
Alcohol-free bar set for Berkeley (say what?)
While an “alcohol-alternative” bar is coming to Berkeley, a straight-up speakeasy has opened in Alameda.
What’s new in East Bay food, XXXIV
New New York style pizza coming to Berkeley, plus a Thai spot for Rockridge, and food made for stoners. It’s all here in the new Bites!