May 2012

Local Libations

Anyone driving along Highway 24 has probably spied the swathe of vineyards above Lafayette. Who knew these vineyards were producing award-winning wines?

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Weekly Dish: BBQ Boom

Our cheat sheet to the newest East Bay barbecue spots; bourbon dinner with a view at the Paragon; opening updates on Opa in Walnut Creek, and Hopscotch and Stag's in Oakland; a shout-out to the excellent El Aquila taqueria; all in this week's Dish!

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Weekly Dish: The Melt Hits Berkeley

Grilled cheesy goodness spreads to Berkeley; get Simply Delicious in Danville this Memorial Day weekend; In-N-Out is open in Pleasant Hill; new details on Beer Revolution in Oakland, Citra Grille in Walnut Creek, and Café Fanny’s replacement in Berkeley; plus more in this week’s Dish!

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Weekly Dish: Zachary's Coming to Pleasant Hill

Popular deep-dish specialists come to downtown, plus Nama Sushi and real-deal Mexican food in Pleasant Hill; details on Rosamunde's new Oakland spot; Local Cafe starts dinner service; cool cooking classes at We Olive; and more in this week's Dish!

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Weekly Dish: Trappist Comes to Rockridge

New Belgian beer bar on College Ave, Guest Chef talks TV deals, New York-style deli in the works, and more Rockridge dining news; all in this week's Dish!

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Weekly Dish: Comal Opens in Berkeley

Regional Mexican eatery with foodie chops comes to downtown Berkeley; smokin' hot debut for Sauced in Livermore; four Bay Area restaurants are among the top-100 in the world; Guy Fieri gets his Lamborghini back; Olive Garden replacing Macaroni Grill in Dublin? and more in this week's Dish!

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Foodie Talk: Santana Diaz

The new executive chef for Neiman Marcus Cafe chats about coming to Walnut Creek; NM Cafe's new prix fixe menu; and sage cooking advice.

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