July 2014

Features

Best of the East Bay: Meet

What do an NBA star, a U.S. congressman, and the Sharknado director have in common? They’re the most interesting folks in our backyard.

Best of the East Bay: Look

Boutiques, stylists, and services that will make you look marvelous.

Best of the East Bay: Shop

These stores can help you treat yourself to something nice. Because you deserve it.

Best of the East Bay: Grow

From the educational to the recreational, here are all the places to take the kids, all year long.

Best of the East Bay: Play

Here are the East Bay’s places to have a good time, all the time.

Best of the East Bay: Taste

Best chef? Check. New restaurant? Check. Find out what you should eat while reading this issue.

Complete List of the 2014 Best of the East Bay Winners

A list of all of our 123 reader and editor picks.

Best of the East Bay 2014

Welcome to our annual roundup of the Best of the East Bay.

Departments

Mild-Mannered Manhunters

How two East Bay FBI agents captured the most-wanted domestic terrorist in U.S. history.

Speak of the Devil

Digital Pioneer

UC Berkeley hires its first Wikipedian-in-residence.

The List: July

Summer sizzles in the East Bay, with hot rods, fireworks, and Mr. Darcy.

Real Metalmen Love Cats

An Oakland-based photographer pairs heavy metal musicians with kitty cats.

#DiabloTicker: July

East Bay in the news, on the air, and at the watercooler.

Photo Field Trip

A Berkeley teen’s big break at the White House.

Apollo Party

The East Bay marks man’s first steps on the moon.

Backyard Coaster

When his son said it would be cool to have a roller coaster in their Orinda backyard, Will Pemble—part social media and e-commerce consultant, part mad scientist—got to work.

Food Scene

Diablo Dish: July

The latest scoop from the East Bay’s dining scene.

Wine on Tap

Five best bets for your tasting pleasure.

Breaking Bread

Communal tables bring diners ever closer.

Celebrate Bastille Day at Chevalier Restaurant

Enjoy authentic French cuisine this Bastille Day.

Cheap Eats: 310 Eatery

Nosh on comfort food at 310 Eatery in Walnut Creek.

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