Berkeley will soon get a new seafood-focused wine bar and Oakland’s Laurel District is likely to gain two beer gardens — these details and more, in this week’s Bites.
Take your dog to dinner: It’s now legal (within limits)
Many local restaurants have been allowing dogs to join diners outdoors, although it was illegal. That changes in January.
Poulet: Serving the Gourmet Ghetto for 33 years
Poulet, an anchor deli in the Gourmet Ghetto for 33 years, has a new chef with fresh ideas.
What’s behind the Café Gratitude closure, what’s next?
I am Honoring: A dish from the soon-to-be-shuttered Café Gratitude. Update, 01.26.12: We learn from Café Gratitude co-owner Terces Engelhart that the Berkeley restaurant on Shattuck may not close after all. “Wanting to let you know that we are planning on being able to keep Berkeley Café Gratitude open!,” she writes in a January 24th email. We […]
Giving thanks with Berkeley’s Café Gratitude
Alice Liu, at the bar of Berkeley's Café Gratitude Alice Liu is the general manager of the Berkeley branch of Café Gratitude, a position she’s held for about a year. Originally from Taiwan, Liu has owned her own café, Cones N Cakes, in the Excelsior District in San Francisco, and ran Baci, an upscale Italian […]
Berkeley Bites: Lisa Rogovin, Epicurean Concierge
Lisa Rogovin. Photo: Robert Durell. A former ad sales rep for Gourmet magazine (R.I.P.), Lisa Rogovin had what she calls her Eat, Pray, Love moment in 2005, meaning she left an unhappy marriage, sold the house, and embarked on a food-fueled journey around the world, visiting 14 countries (yes, India was in the mix) in […]
Berkeley Bites: Tanya Henderson
Tanya Henderson is a cooking instructor for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD). During the day she cooks with teens at Willard Middle School. Once a week she whips up dishes with kids in the after-school program at Malcolm X Elementary. She also teaches evening nutrition classes to parents at several BUSD locations. A former […]