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Weekly Dish: Feeling Tipsy?

Restaurants charge for service; Amphora Nueva opens in Lafayette; vegan/gluten-free in San Ramon; Chow down in Oakland and spook-tacular Halloween events!

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Side Dish: Brined Pork Chop at Esin Restaurant and Bar

So easy; so good.

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Weekly Dish: Fall Restaurant Frenzy

Michelin stars awarded; fast-casual chains announced; openings aplenty; fundraisers; Halloween dinners; and more!

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Side Dish: Tortilla Espanola at Box and Bells

Try the “Spanish omelet,” delicious by any other name.

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Cheap Eats: Ascona Pizza Company

Grab a slice or mini pie for a tasty lunch or dinner!

Cheap Eats: Spice Kit

Grab a quick, healthy meal with an Asian twist.

Cheap Eats: Sabores Del Sur

Grab a quick South American breakfast or lunch.

Cheap Eats: 310 Eatery

Nosh on comfort food at 310 Eatery in Walnut Creek.

Cheap Eats: Sri Venkatesh Bhavan

Chow down on tasty vegetarian Indian cuisine.

More >> Food News

Cook to Impress

In these five fresh cookbooks, Northern California culinary artists highlight unexpected ingredients and elevate old favorites.

Her Pieness

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Jaynelle St. Jean turns her pie in the sky idea into a permanent Oakland-based reality.

Café Culture

Frazzled Mom, sci-fi fanatic, or cat lover? Try these new specialized coffee shops for your next caffeine fix.

The Black and Tan

In honor of Fentons’ 120th birthday, here’s a top-to-bottom look at the Oakland creamery’s most famous invention.

Diablo Dish: November

Oakland’s newest, Plank, brings food, drink, and games to Jack London Square. Plus, wine bar alerts: An ambitious new spot, Adega, sets its sights on downtown Walnut Creek while Cine Cuvée prepares to serve flights in Orinda Theatre Square.