The East Bay’s biggest food stories included Mezzo salads, Ippudo ramen, the death of Andronico’s and Norikonoko, the rise of “fast casual,” and salted cheese teas.
Berkeley’s first vegan butcher shop, The Butcher’s Son, is slated to open Feb. 22. These details, and much more, in this week’s Bites.
The Slanted Door owner and chef hopes to bring affordable, high-quality food to Cal’s architecture school which he himself attended.
Three newly arrived cookbooks offer exciting views of Asian cooking in Japan, Burma and Vietnam. In the first of our new series, Cook the Books, Stanislaw Sobolewski, cookbook manager at Moe’s Books, peruses them for your delectation.
Tu David Phu at Saul's. Photo: Stephen Loewinsohn. What’s a nice, young, tattooed Vietnamese boy from West Oakland doing as the top chef in a Jewish deli in North Berkeley? I’m so glad you asked. Tu David Phu wanted to take a break from working the stoves in Bay Area fine dining establishments — his […]