Restaurateur Dona Savitsky shares the recipe for a simple, delicious salad featuring avocado and pumpkin seeds.
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 […]
Nosh Talk: Hugh Groman, Phil’s Sliders
Chef Hugh Groman thinks calling things “dust” or “twigs” on menus should never have been allowed. He’s open about his junk food vices too.
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
Addie's Pizza Pie: closed WHERE’S MY PIZZA PIE? After 20 months of serving up thin-crust pizza, salad, and frozen custard, Addie’s Pizza Pie at 3290 Adeline has shut its doors. A sign posted in the window reads “Folks, Thank you for all your past support. We have had to close nonetheless. Who knows what will happen […]
Latin flavors lie at the heart of Casa de Chocolates
Chocolatier Arcelia Gallardo and co-owner Amelia Gonzalez bring a taste of Latin America to The Elmwood. Photo: Omar Wandera Two Latinas originally from L.A, with a shared passion for chocolate, Mexico, and social justice, are combining forces to open Casa de Chocolates in The Elmwood today. Amelia Gonzalez, 50, who worked for KPFA Radio for […]
Berkeley Bites: Aaron Betesh, Blue Heron Farms
Aaron Betesh. Photo: Sarah Henry For 10 years, Blue Heron Farms vendor Aaron Betesh has been selling organic vegetables to customers at all three Berkeley Farmers’ Markets. Betesh is part of the Blue Heron crew which, for much of the year, hawks salad greens, Asian greens, herbs and flower — along with carrots, kale, and […]
Berkeley Bites: Jessica Prentice
Jessica Prentice’s claim to fame comes from coining the term locavore, chosen as the 2007 Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. The New York City-trained natural chef lives and breathes the locavore lifestyle. She is a co-founder of Three Stone Hearth, a community supported kitchen cooperative on University Avenue, which sells […]
Berkeley Bites: Mollie Katzen
Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry will ask 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 with visitors and residents. Bestselling cookbook author Mollie Katzen kick-starts this new column. Mollie Katzen is perhaps best known for her […]