The Claremont Hotel has been revamped under new ownership, and chef Dominique Crenn is helping open a new restaurant there. File photo NEW RESTAURANT AT CLAREMONT HOTEL Twenty months after the Fairmont hotel group, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, acquired the Claremont, its multi-million dollar renovation is complete. The hotel (which has a Berkeley zipcode but is […]
Mother’s Day brunch spots, more details on Berkeley’s upcoming “Dine Out” to save school cooking and gardening program, and more, in this week’s edition of Bites.
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.
With the nation focused on the outcome of the presidential election Tuesday night, we’ve compiled this list of where you can join friends, neighbors and fellow community members to experience the results together. Let us know in the comments below if we missed a great event at your favorite spot. We definitely want to hear […]
Poulet, an anchor deli in the Gourmet Ghetto for 33 years, has a new chef with fresh ideas.
Owner Marc Kelly shares stories about his tiny takeaway business Soop in the Gourmet Ghetto.
Berkeley’s alternative food programs and businesses in the spotlight on a food soverignty tour co-hosted by Bay Area Green Tours Saturday.
Green food tours start at the source: Local farms. Photos: Courtesy of Bay Area Green Tours Three years ago, Marissa LaMagna started Bay Area Green Tours, a nonprofit, shoestring operation now headquartered in the David Brower Center (and largely staffed by eager, eco-conscious, unpaid interns) because she wanted to showcase the best sustainable farms and […]
Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from La Val’s The two days of Caltopia were quite a whirl for students, faculty and staff, as well as for exhibitors like Berkeleyside. From the […]
Students new and old come out in droves for the community-boosting swag-fest that is Caltopia. Find Berkeleyside at booth E104 UC Berkeley freshmen, some looking dazed, others excited, as well as more blasé seniors, turned out in their thousands on Sunday for Day One of Caltopia, the self-described “two greatest days on the planet”. The […]
This weekend, when around 30,000 students and faculty stroll through Caltopia, browsing the booths of more than 100 exhibitors, Berkeley’s two driving forces, the city and its university, will be pitched in perfect harmony. And Berkeleyside will be there to sing along too. Caltopia was launched nine years ago as a way for Berkeley businesses […]
In the kitchen with Josh Thomsen. Photo courtesy StarChefs.com. Josh Thomsen knew from a young age that he wanted to be a chef and credits his late father, Jerry, for sparking his culinary interest. His dad would put in a long day as a stockbroker, come home, go to the market, and then cook up […]