The new Rockridge Food Tour stands out from the pack with its focus on the neighborhood’s history and its more established food spots.
Vegan deli to open in old La Farine spot on Solano
A vegan deli-style food retailer, The Butcher’s Son, is going to open in the storefront on Solano Avenue recently vacated by La Farine.
Solano Avenue: The pressure is on for North Berkeley shopping district to up its game
The Oaks Theater on Solano Avenue, photographed in September 2014. The Oaks was for decades an anchor tenant for the avenue, but it has sat empty for nearly five years. Photo: Mary Flaherty By Gill South When French-style bakery La Farine abruptly closed up shop on Berkeley’s Solano Avenue this summer, there was an outcry from […]
La Farine on Solano in Berkeley closes abruptly
After failing to renew its lease, La Farine is shutting its doors after ten years on Solano Avenue.
Dense, airy, crusty or soft: Berkeley’s best baguettes
By Emily Gordis As a child growing up in Berkeley, I’ve only tasted pre-sliced bread twice. When I was younger, my family traveled to Europe and I got to eat real French baguettes. Today, we live a few blocks from a bakery and get fresh bread every morning, like many Berkeley residents. Our city is filled […]
In Berkeley: The search for the perfect eclair
By Jane Stillwater Recently I met a doctor who told me, “The first thing that I do when I get a new patient is to take him entirely off gluten and dairy for a month. And chances are good that, if the patient takes my advice, whatever symptoms he has will improve.” I also read […]