The popular Berkeley Mexican restaurant timed its reopening with its 26th anniversary.
The Nosh Wire: 11.10.17
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Take your dog to dinner: It’s now legal (within limits)
Many local restaurants have been allowing dogs to join diners outdoors, although it was illegal. That changes in January.
Meals on Wheels supporters feast for a cause
A host of top chefs, as well as Narsai David, helped raise a total of $225,000 for Meals on Wheels last week.
Berkeley food blogger serves up gluten-free food for all
A conversation with Erin Scott, the Berkeley blogger behind the popular Yummy Supper site.
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
Alko Office Supplies on Shattuck Avenue: closing after 104 years in Berkeley POOR SALES FORCE ALKO CLOSURE Alko Office Supplies, which has been operating in one form or another at 2225 Shattuck Avenue for 104 years, announced Tuesday that it is shutting its doors. Gary Shows, president of the Cliff Radston Company, said in a […]
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 […]
Berkeley brothers buzz New York City with their burritos
When Leo and Oliver Kremer were growing up on Alvarado Road, their go-to place for teenage nourishment was Gordo’s, the burrito shop on College Avenue. Both boys loved the down home nature of the store, with its wooden tables, leather stools, and simple, yet satisfying food. Leo was particularly fond of the chile verde burrito. […]
Homegrown truths: Sunny Side Café chef Aaron French
Eco-chef Aaron French, author of The Bay Area Homegrown Cookbook, dishes up breakfast standards with a local flavor at two cafes.
Crab takes center stage at Spenger’s ‘Iron Chef’ contest
The prepared dishes at Spenger’s 11th Annual Crabby Chefs Festival. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel The prepared dishes at Spenger’s 11th Annual Crabby Chefs Festival. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel The unexpected rain on Sunday in Berkeley didn’t put much of a damper on the 11th annual Spenger’s Restaurant Crabby Chefs Seafood Festival on Fourth Street. The drizzle stopped […]
Join the party for Berkeley High at BHS Live! on Sunday
BHS Live's 2009 party: this year the popular fundraiser will be held at the Pauley Ballroom on Bancroft and Telegraph It’s no exaggeration to say that BHS Live, Berkeley High School’s principal fundraiser held every spring, is a major production. The whole community comes together to orchestrate the gala event — but the effort pays […]
Berkeley Bites: The Bread Workshop’s Bill Briscoe
William (Bill) Briscoe has been in the food business for more than 30 years. He started as a dishwasher, went on to work as a short-order cook in a steakhouse, then did stints in five-star restaurants around the Bay Area and attended culinary school. In 1989, he decided to open a wholesale bakery serving mostly […]