Before putting the building up for sale, the seller signed a five-year lease with a five-year option to protect the business.
Berkeley Natural Grocery
100 yummy recipes from a gluten-free omnivore
Berkeley writer and photographer Erin Scott has just published her first book, a beautiful collection of gluten-free recipes.
What’s new in East Bay food XXIX
Bites: All the East Bay food news that’s fit to print, including new restaurant openings and foodie happenings.
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
The Institute of Mosaic Art has moved to 805 Allston Way from its original Oakland location. Photo: Institute of Mosaic Art INSTITUTE OF MOSAIC ART After eight years at 3001 Chapman St. in southwest Oakland, the Institute of Mosaic Art has moved to Berkeley and will open July 6. Students Isle Cordoni and her daughter Sophia Cordoni […]
Berkeley Bites: Minh Tsai, Hodo Soy Beanery
Minh Tsai: making impressive headway promoting a humble little legume. Minh Tsai is on a mission to make tofu the next hip artisanal food. He knows he has a ways to go to get many Americans to even taste tofu, but if anyone can make it cool to eat bean curd, this enthusiastic self-described tofu […]
Michael Pollan speaks on egg recall
Local food expert Michael Pollan was on CNN Monday night explaining why no one should be surprised that 550 million eggs have been recalled because they may have been tainted by salmonella. Salmonella in eggs can be linked back to the 1970s and 1980s when industrial farmers started crowding chickens together to streamline their growth, […]
Essence of Berkeley: Food shopping as worship
Berkeley's Farmers' Markets: outdoor tent revivalists? In case you missed it, a post on this site last week elicited an entertaining rumination by Berkeleysider EBGuy on Berkeley’s food stores and their role as our new cathedrals — or temples, or synagogues. More Berkeleysiders weighed in with their analogies. Here’s the full list (so far): Farmers’ Markets: […]
Berkeley’s food meccas: The new religion
Shopping at Berkeley Bowl: non-denominational? We couldn’t resist hoisting from the comments this reflection by EBGuy on food shopping as religion (prompted by today’s opening of Berkeley’s Trader Joe’s) : I have a theory about Berkeley.* With organized religion on the decline, we look to food to provide a shared communal experience. Grocery stores are our cathedrals. […]
Berkeley Bites: Ari Derfel and Eric Fenster
Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing. Ari Derfel and Eric Fenster, who run the recently opened Gather restaurant, met at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Eric’s first week […]