With revenue down by 75%, some are trying new methods, others are just hanging on for better days.
Bites: Mockingbird, Blue Bottle, Dosa, Farley’s East, more
Oakland dominates this week’s food news, with openings and a Korean pop-up to try this week.
Ippuku’s owner: Making Japanese food with integrity
A conversation with Chris Geideman, the owner-chef of the popular and critically-acclaimed izakaya joint Ippuku.
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 Bites: Lucia Sayre, Physicians for Social Responsibility
In many ways Lucia Sayre is your typical Berkeley resident: She has a fondness for farmers’ markets, growing her own greens, and eating local foods. As director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit group that promotes public health policies, she wants to do more than make a […]
5 Berkeley restaurants make Top 100
Only five of the Chronicle’s Top 100 restaurants in the Bay Area are in Berkeley, the birthplace of the locavore movement and the home of the doyenne of slow food in the United States, Alice Waters. Of the five chosen ones — revealed in the paper’s annual league table yesterday, one is relatively new. The […]