Michael Bauer’s new Top 100 restaurant list, published in the San Francisco Chronicle, includes a growing list of East Bay restaurants.
New restaurants Iyasare, Nido in Chronicle’s Top 100
Four Berkeley and five Oakland restaurants have made it into the newly published San Francisco Chronicle Top 100.
Ippuku’s owner: Making Japanese food with integrity
A conversation with Chris Geideman, the owner-chef of the popular and critically-acclaimed izakaya joint Ippuku.
Bauer on Comal: A restaurant I would have opened
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 […]
The culinary couple behind Berkeley’s Corso and Rivoli
Roscoe Skipper, Wendy Brucker and Clive the dog, of Rivoli and Corso. Photo: Clay McLachlan This is a story about a little neighborhood restaurant opened in 1994 — a shared vision between two partners in work and life, who built an acclaimed destination dining space serving up fresh, homey food with complex flavors and nods […]
Bette’s Diner, Michael Bauer and 135,000 others
Michael Bauer had breakfast at Bette’s Oceanview Diner on Berkeley’s Fourth Street on Sunday after Bette Kroening contacted him to tell him the perennially popular restaurant serves an astonishing 135,000 people ever year with just 45 tables. (But you probably knew that already if you’ve ever tried to get a table there — waits are practically […]
Gather garners ‘good to excellent’ report
In case you missed it, the Chronicle’s Michael Bauer reviewed Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant yesterday, as we predicted he might. Bauer liked the deep-fried cardoons and the vegan charcuterie and described the atmosphere as “a little strident, earthy-crunchy and PC chic. It feels as if the Age of Aquarius has finally come to food.” Read the full […]
Bauer heads to Sea Salt on a rainy night
We happen to know that San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer has a perfectly gorgeous home in San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t hop over to Berkeley occasionally to enjoy dinner on this side of the Bay. We’ve reported before on his fondness for neighborhood eatery Wood Tavern. Last week he had dinner at Rivoli. Tonight […]
Michael Bauer at Gather
Should we expect a fully fledged review of Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant in the Chron soon? Michael Bauer had this to tweet last night: At Gather in Berkeley: she had vegan charcuterie and a fruit drink; her date had house-cured meats and a glass of wine. Everyone’s happy