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November 2019

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Features

East Bay Food Creators

Local producers are putting in long hours to make exceptional food—and we get to taste the results.

2019’s Best New East Bay Restaurants

Diablo counts down our favorite new eateries of the past year.

The East Bay (Still) Has Soul

Soul food restaurants are back in a big way in and around Oakland.

Communing Through Food in the Bay Area

Food halls, food trucks, and food-centric events are giving people a place to reconnect with friends, family, and neighbors.
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Departments

Prima's Peter Chastain

For 20 years, the chef has set the standard in Walnut Creek’s restaurant scene.

Five Questions for James Syhabout

Many people thought James Syhabout was crazy when, in 2009, he decided to translate his experience at haute cuisine hot spots such as El Bulli in Spain and Bay Area stalwarts Manresa and Coi into a similar high-end concept in his grittier hometown of Oakland. But Commis was an instant success. Ten years later, the Piedmont Avenue restaurant remains the East Bay’s flagship fine-dining destination—and the only one with a Michelin star (two, in fact).

One Fine Day at East Bay Distilleries

Spend a day visiting a local distillery—and its neighbors.
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Speak of the Devil

Riveting Reads by East Bay Authors

Make the most of your holiday travels by getting lost in these recent page-turners by local authors.

David Abeles Is Making Magic

The Broadway star returns to his native Bay Area in a hotly anticipated Harry Potter play.

Mehdi Chung the Latte Art Champion

One of the world’s best latte artists hones his craft in Oakland.

Vintage and Salvaged Home Design

Reclaimed materials and repurposed objects infuse a home with soul.

Top November Events in the East Bay

Listen to video game scores; enjoy Annie; support Small Business Saturday; and more.

Axe Throwing in the East Bay

Need to blow off steam this holiday season? Try your hand at the latest pub trend.
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Food Scene

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Web Extras

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Contests