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International flavor on the cards for Oaks Theatre

By Jane Tierney The Oaks Theatre on Solano Avenue, which re-opened under new management earlier this month, is likely to add international films, including Bollywood hits, to its line-up and is considering spicing up its refreshment options. Rama Sagiraju, speaking for new owners Merriment Entertainment, said the movie theater would like to put mango lassis and samosas […]

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Berkeley Bites: Keba Konte

Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing. In 2006, Keba Konte and company took over the space on Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley which had housed the vegetarian Smokey […]

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Thousand Oaks Theatre to reopen with new focus

By Jane Tierney Thousand Oaks Theatre on Solano Avenue has changed hands, and current owner Metropolitan has been replaced by a partnership that also runs Serra Theaters in Milpitas which specializes in ethnic, particularly Bollywood movies. The transfer took place on March 30. The theater has been dark since Sunday and there has been no announcement on when it will […]

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A taste of the Gourmet Ghetto

There will be a foodie fest in north Berkeley on the evening of Wednesday March 24 to benefit a select group of  East Bay charities, including the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. “A Taste of North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto: Benefit for Food and Social Justice” is being organized by the North Shattuck Association and the Berkeley Lions […]

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Peko-Peko pop-up in North Berkeley on Monday (not Sunday)

Sylvan Mishima Brackett, the owner of Peko-Peko Japanese Catering and formerly Alice Waters’ right-hand man, will host a pop-up izakaya this Monday, January 18, from 5.30pm at the Guerilla Cafe in North Berkeley (hat-tip: SFoodie). SFoodie reports: With its shoebox size and wraparound counter, Guerrilla Cafe should be the perfect place to recreate that crowded, Sapporo’d-up izakaya […]