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Berkeley Bites: Samin Nosrat, ex-Eccolo and co-creator of the Pop-Up General Store

Samin Nosrat is a veritable poster girl for the current trend (some would say necessity) of workplace reinvention. Since the shuttering last summer of Eccolo, an acclaimed Italian eatery on 4th Street, that restaurant’s one-time sous chef now juggles an impressive number of part-time jobs in the culinary world. Nosrat is the co-creator (along with […]

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Neighborhood restaurants, part two

Prompted by “the Bauer”‘s praise for Wood Tavern, reader Ira Serkes has his suggestions for restaurants that help give their neighborhoods “soul” and make for happy locals. Here’s his list — some of which stray slightly out of Berkeley proper, but who’s on border patrol?: Cugini and Rivoli on Solano in Thousand Oaks/AlbanyInn Kensington on […]