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Spring storms over Berkeley. Photo: Joe Parks Berkeley in 2012 was filled with drama — a contested election, a failed nomination for a new school superintendent, a few missteps by the Chief of Police, and major changes at the University of California, among other events. Here’s a recap of the issues that had the deepest […]
A hotel development group has chosen downtown Berkeley to launch its first restaurant, a high-end Roman-style pizzeria called A90.
Sinto Gourmet’s Kimchi — Korean style pickles, nappa cabbage, cucumbers, turnips — is Comal Chef Matt Gandin’s refrigerator standby. He’s also happy to share his views on why sous vide cooking and tweezers have no place in the kitchen.
Six Berkeley dining spots were named Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants this year and two are missing from last year’s list of seven “good value” eateries.
Food writer John Birdsall moderates the panel Chew on This as part of the Litquake Literary Festival’s Berkeley Ramble.
RUSTIC ON SHATTUCK The lamented closure of nightclub Shattuck Down Low will be assuaged for some by the word that a new, stylish casual restaurant will be opening on the site, perhaps as early as January. Lisa Holt and David Shapiro of Rustic Restaurants LLC have a strong pedigree, having developed and launched the Milliken […]
If the Chronicle’s Michael Bauer had ever opened a restaurant, Comal would be “exactly like it”. Photo: Tracey Taylor If the Chronicle’s Michael Bauer had ever opened a restaurant, Comal would be “exactly like it”. Photo: Tracey Taylor For Michael Bauer, the Chronicle’s restaurant critic, Comal, which opened in downtown Berkeley in early May, has […]
Comal, which opened on May 4 in downtown Berkeley, has already created a buzz in the city. Photo: Tracey Taylor Comal 2020 Shattuck Avenue, between University and Addison Berkeley CA, 94704 510-926-6300 Comal Berkeley Open for dinner daily This place has been buzzing since day one, and it looks like it will be a new […]
Berkeley architects Abueg Morris designed Comal to be "textural and warm, and not afraid to show the patina of age". Photo: Tracey Taylor On Friday, John Paluska will throw open the heavy steel doors to his ambitious new restaurant, Comal, which he hopes will become a magnet for local residents and a cultural incubator. “I […]
Comal restaurant at 2020 Shattuck: slated to open on May 2 very soon VIVA MEXICO It’s countdown time to the opening of a “big” new restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Comal, a Oaxaca-inspired Mexican eatery which will seat around 160 customers both inside and at an outdoor patio area, is slated to open its doors on […]