Weekly Dish: Hop Grenade Opens in Concord

Craft beer bar in Todos Santos; El Sacromonte closes in Livermore; Park Plaza shaping up in Lafayette; and more!

Side Dish: Banh mi at Spice Kit in San Ramon

A Vibrant Sandwich Rekindles Desire


Chef Q & A: Erik Hopfinger of The Cooperage

Big city cred arrives in Lafayette.


Weekly Dish: CREAM Livermore Opens Saturday

Ice cream sandwiches at last in Livermore; Oysterfest in Walnut Creek; Shakewell debuts in Oakland; and more!

Side Dish: Chicken Tofu Soup at China Lounge

A Magical Dish at a Dazzling New Sichuan Restaurant