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Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage
A rendering of what 1900 Fourth St. may one day look like. Image: TCA Architects Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the […]
Housing, restaurant, garage planned at Spenger’s lot
The owners of an empty lot on Fourth Street that’s a designated city landmark related to Ohlone Indian archeological remains have applied to build a mixed-use development on the site.
Protesters stage ‘Black Brunch’ on Berkeley’s Fourth Street
A Black Brunch protester makes a black power salute at Tacubaya restaurant on Fourth Street on Sat. Jan. 3, 2014. Photo: Blake Simons More than two dozen African-American students, many from UC Berkeley, tried to disrupt “business as usual” on Saturday by staging a protest in Berkeley’s upscale Fourth Street shopping district. The students, as well […]
New beer garden, retail planned on Spenger’s block
A developer is seeking to make major changes to the West Berkeley block where Spenger’s Fish Grotto has operated since 1933.
Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley
A pile of dirt on the parking lot across from Spenger’s in February, where the archeological dig happened. Photo: Emilie Raguso After months of poking, prodding, sifting and examining soil, an archeological dig beneath the parking lot across from Spenger’s restaurant on Fourth Street found no evidence it had ever been home to a Native American shellmound. The […]
A dig in a Berkeley parking lot seeks shellmound answers
An archeological dig is currently underway in the parking lot of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Photo: Emilie Raguso An archeological dig is currently underway in the parking lot of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Photo: Emilie Raguso So what’s lurking behind the recently erected wire fence around the […]
Revealed: A Berkeley restaurant guide and labor of love
The cover design for the "Restaurants in the Berkeley Area" guide was designed by Harold Poskanzer Over the past 34 years, Art and Lucille Poskanzer, who dine out at least once a week, have compiled what is probably the only dedicated restaurant guide to Berkeley and Oakland. However, unless you happen to work at the […]
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 […]
Berkeley Bites: Cristina Lau
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. UC Berkeley graduate Cristina Lau, 23, heads up the non-profit Berkeley’s Kitchen, which runs cooking classes and hosts food events with an […]