Rich and Rebekah Wood say they plan to open a new restaurant in the Bay Wolf space, hopefully by summer 2016.
Big news for Berkeley barbecue and beer fans: Perdition Smokehouse has closed suddenly. Details on this story, and much more, in this week’s Bites.
There are openings galore in this week’s Bites, from downtown Berkeley to Jack London Square. Get the latest East Bay food news here.
The answer to the question ‘where to go for the best burger in the East Bay’ is that we are so darned spoiled for choice!
Rebecca and Curtis Redwine, co-owners of Cioccolata di Vino in Berkeley, admit to a penchant for movie theater nachos with extra extra jalapeños.
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 […]
Josh Thomsen (left), executive chef at the Claremont Hotel, has been named a rising star by online magazine StarChefs.com. Thomsen joined the Claremont last year to oversee the transformation of its previous restaurant, Jordan’s, into the Meritage. He also oversees the Paragon Bar and Cafe. He worked at the world-renowned French Laundry in Yountville, as well as several […]
The immensely popular Wood Tavern restaurant (above) is planning to expand by scooping up the conveniently available next-door space recently vacated by Lulu Rae Confections. SFoodie reports that Rich and Rebekah Wood, owners of the restaurant, which is located at 6317 College on the Oakland-Berkeley border, have applied for a permit to operate a spin-off eatery […]
On Friday evening, after seeing the excellent Up in the Air, we were eager to get a bite to eat. Our problem: it was after 10 o’clock. As much as I love the many food choices in Berkeley, it’s a decidedly early town. It’s mystifying to me that there are people happy to go to […]
The Chronicle’s Michael Bauer has the following to say today about Wood Tavern, a perennial favorite of many Berkeley and Oakland residents: “Rich and Rebekah Wood, who formerly owned Frascati, decided to open nearer where they lived, and they’ve created a restaurant that stradles the Oakland/Berkeley border and is claimed by both sides. I’d move […]