The Fifth Quarter Charcuterie has landed a brick-and-mortar location in Oakland, Berkeley looks like it’ll get a Taco Bell Cantina, and much more East Bay food news in this week’s Bites.
At Zatar in Berkeley, Waiel and Kelly Majid serve eclectic Mediterranean dishes that incorporate fruit and vegetables from their own gardens.
William (Bill) Briscoe has been in the food business for more than 30 years. He started as a dishwasher, went on to work as a short-order cook in a steakhouse, then did stints in five-star restaurants around the Bay Area and attended culinary school. In 1989, he decided to open a wholesale bakery serving mostly […]
Prompted by “the Bauer”‘s praise for Wood Tavern, reader Ira Serkes has his suggestions for restaurants that help give their neighborhoods “soul” and make for happy locals. Here’s his list — some of which stray slightly out of Berkeley proper, but who’s on border patrol?: Cugini and Rivoli on Solano in Thousand Oaks/Albany Inn Kensington […]