Amber Gougis: plays the Cheese Board in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto on Wednesday Aug. 20. Photo: Emily Gutman Amber Gougis: plays the Cheese Board in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto on Wednesday Aug. 20. Photo: Emily Gutman Amber Gougis is going places, but she’s taking her own winding way. A thoughtful singer who infuses jazz with soul and […]
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Berkeley’s first parklet opens in the Gourmet Ghetto
San Francisco and Oakland have them, and now Berkeley can boast its own parklet too!
Kickin the Mule: Still kicking at the Cheese Board
Kickin’ the Mule Kickin’ the Mule For working musicians the value of a good regular gig falls somewhere between gold and platinum. What distinguishes a good gig from a bad one? Money is only part of the equation. The opportunity for creative expression ranks high, as do audiences that, at a minimum, don’t treat music […]
Berkeley’s first 2 parklets to open this fall
It’s taken a while, but the Gourmet Ghetto should soon welcome too parklets for noshers and passers-by.
Cascada de Flores: Incandescent songsters in Berkeley
Cascades de Flores: perform Saturday at Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Hugh Lovell Asked to name four or five of the most important Bay Area venues where musicians can try out new concepts and even savvy music fans are likely to overlook Berkeley’s Cheese Board Collective. But with two acts a day Tuesday through […]
New craft brewery, restaurant slated for Berkeley
Far West Brewing is hoping to open a craft brewery, barrel-aging facility and restaurant on Berkeley’s 6th Street.
Just 1 Berkeley restaurant on Top 100 Places to Eat list
A new ranking of best restaurants in the country includes some interesting choices, including three in the East Bay.
Zagat San Francisco names 4 East Bay winners
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?
Berkeley’s garlicky food revolution: Stories within stories
Les Blank and L. John Harris at Pacific Film Archive’s screening of Blank’s 1980 film, “Garlic is as good as ten mothers” Les Blank and L. John Harris at Pacific Film Archive’s screening of Blank’s 1980 film, “Garlic is as good as ten mothers” By John Harris If it’s true that “Garlic is as good as […]
North Berkeley merchants want parklets for the people
Gourmet Ghetto businesses want to build parklets in their neighborhood but the city doesn’t have an approval process in place as yet to review applications for these slivers of open space designed to enhance urban neighborhoods.
The food lines of Berkeley: Nosh worth waiting for
The Cheese Board’s loyal fan base is due to the quality of its pizza as well as its history as a community-oriented collective. Photo: Hannah Long The Cheese Board’s loyal fan base is due to the quality of its pizza as well as its history as a community-oriented collective. Photo: Hannah Long By Hannah Long Berkeley […]
When chocolate met cheese in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto
By John Harris At the Cheese Board on Saturday night, the bar for both chocolate and cheese was raised to new heights. Pairings of high-end dark chocolate with carefully selected foreign and domestic cheeses had local taste buds all atwitter. The unusual tasting was the brainchild of Leonard Pitt, founder and president of the exclusive Berkeley […]