Local food artisans Wooden Spoons and La Tourangelle took home Good Food Awards at the ceremony last Friday.
Drake’s at Hive Oakland getting close, more
This week in Bites, we have lots of beer and bar news, plus new brunch in Fruitvale and an abundance of Father’s Day events in the East Bay.
East Bay artisans show strong at Good Food Awards
From the judges through to the winners, the East Bay made its presence felt at the 2015 Good Food Awards.
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, XI
A new restaurant from City Girl Farm Store’s Abeni Ramsey and a new women-run Latin food coop in Richmond. This and more East Bay food news.
4 East Bay names finalists in Good Food Awards
Four East Bay food and drink producers, including INNA Jam’s Dafna Kory, above, are finalists at this year’s Good Food Awards.
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, II
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.
Gilman Street Gals cook up sweet treats in Westbrae
The Gilman Street Gals: Christine Falatico Frey, Anastasia Widiarsih, and Clarine Hardesty. Not shown: Carolyn Wong In a teeny tiny, dark commercial kitchen on a small shopping strip on Gilman Street in Berkeley’s Westbrae neighborhood, four full-time, female food artisans, and a few part-timers too, are turning out sweet baked goods that have earned them […]
The humble grilled cheese sandwich takes center stage
Michael Davidson, 29, is a man with many skills: a scientist by day, he’s the guru of the grilled cheese sandwich by night — and on weekends too. Davidson works in medical diagnostic development, he’s currently gathering data on women’s health for research studies for his employer, the pharmaceutical giant Roche. Away from his 9 […]
Beyond produce: CSAs try other edibles, mixed results
Would you buy a box of bread, cheese, chocolate, wine, olive oil or jam from a local artisan on a regular basis? In Berkeley and beyond, budding food producers are incorporating the community food model in their business plans. But they are having mixed success. Indeed, whether this concept can become financially feasible outside of […]
Jam maker turns hobby into thriving local business
Dafna Kory at Berkeley’s Local 123 Café. Photo: Sarah Henry. Dafna Kory at Berkeley’s Local 123 Café. Photo: Sarah Henry. Dafna Kory discovered the delights of jalapeňo jam during pre-dinner nibbles at a Thanksgiving gathering. She went out to buy a jar, couldn’t find the mighty spicy condiment anywhere, so she began experimenting with making […]