While most food businesses are struggling to survive, Emilia’s Pizzeria, The Local Butcher Shop and Vintage Berkeley are busier than ever.
Berkeley greenlights new high-end restaurant for the Elmwood; also new to East Bay: Gogi Time and Tierra Mia Coffee.
A new Peruvian street food restaurant and a café serving Bicycle Coffee coming soon to a street near you…
ART HAPPENING It may not be the size of Oakland’s Art Murmur, but Berkeley has its own evening art outing called Second Friday Art Walk. Two cooperative art galleries and a host of cafés and shops will stay open late Friday April 12 and offer artist receptions and food and wine specials. The Firehouse North […]
Loyal Elmwood shoppers, get out your iPhones! A new Berkeley company has started a neighborhood merchant loyalty program that they hope will entice people to focus their spending in the Elmwood district. Gemz, which formally launched two weeks ago, is like a digital version of the Peet’s coffee card (buy 10 cups of coffee, get […]
Would you buy a box of bread, cheese, chocolate, wine, olive oil or jam from a local artisan on a regular basis? In Berkeley and beyond, budding food producers are incorporating the community food model in their business plans. But they are having mixed success. Indeed, whether this concept can become financially feasible outside of […]
Lisa Rogovin. Photo: Robert Durell. A former ad sales rep for Gourmet magazine (R.I.P.), Lisa Rogovin had what she calls her Eat, Pray, Love moment in 2005, meaning she left an unhappy marriage, sold the house, and embarked on a food-fueled journey around the world, visiting 14 countries (yes, India was in the mix) in […]
While much of the world is anticipating the World Cup, which begins in South Africa next week, a Berkeley wine company is hosting its own world competition of sorts. Solano Cellars and Vintage Berkeley are creating a bracketed competition that pits wines from around the world against one another – sort of like the soccer […]
Kermit Lynch Berkeley is a city of wine independents. Sure, the place is known for its dedication to free speech, the right of the City Council to pass resolutions concerning U.S. foreign policy, and its devotion to all foods local and organic. But the city also treads its own way on wine, which was made […]
This Saturday, Vintage Berkeley will be holding a fine-art silent auction to benefit Leiomyosarcoma cancer research. There will be wine, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to bring home a work of art by one of an impressive group of local artists. The artists represented include Isabel Cohen, Freya Prowe, Audrey Wallace Taylor, Rachel Gingold and Berkeley-based Deb Sibony, […]
In the travel section of yesterday’s L.A. Times, writer Nancy Hoyt Belcher describes the three-hour walking tour she took of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto courtesy of one of Lisa Rogovin’s culinary excursions. Belcher bit into Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk from the Cheese Board, full- and half-sour pickles from Saul’s, bought Sumatra Blue Batak from Peet’s and supped a […]