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    News, Feature First Meal of the Rest of Your Life: Disaster Gives Way to New Hunger

    First Meal of the Rest of Your Life: Disaster Gives Way to New Hunger

    Three years ago, a five-alarm fire tore apart the back half of a pink Victorian in NOPA. Neighbors saw flames licking out of the back window — my window — and called 911. No one was home. A stranger gave…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: The Simple, Seasonal Creations of Little Spoon Soup

    East Bay Bite of the Week: The Simple, Seasonal Creations of Little Spoon Soup

    Before it was born, Little Spoon Soup had been puttering through the daydreams of Sean Betouliere and Erica Garrecht-Williams for a few years. Through that time, the two were avid cooking partners, animating the communal kitchen of a large and…
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    Dining, Fresh Eats

    Ume Brings a Refined California-Japanese Sensibility to Oakland

    A couple of months ago, Daniel Patterson closed the doors on his Oakland hideout Plum, only to kick them open a few days later with his Japanese-flavored reinvention, Ume — a more casual iteration to suit the neighborhood's enthusiasm for…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Yuba and Egg with Maitake From Oakland's New Ume

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Yuba and Egg with Maitake From Oakland's New Ume

    A couple of months ago, Daniel Patterson closed the doors on his Oakland hideout Plum, only to kick them open a few days later with his Japanese-flavored reinvention, Ume -- a more casual iteration to suit the neighborhood's enthusiasm for…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Tripe Guisado at Comal

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Tripe Guisado at Comal

    Downtown Berkeley is a bit strange. Amid decades-old copy shops, small spots hawking spices in bulk, and cafés serving the kind of espresso that's built more to get you through an all night study session than compete with the soft…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Pavs at Juhu Beach Club

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Pavs at Juhu Beach Club

    A little over a year ago, a buzzy, chromatic little spot opened onto a burgeoning corner in Temescal. It was a small space for the big name and big game that former Top Chef contestant Preeti Mistry brought to town,…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Breakfast at Elmwood Café

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Breakfast at Elmwood Café

    Elmwood café may only be four years old, but the stools inside are postwar relics. The roots of the café begin in 1921, when it opened its doors as the Elmwood Soda Fountain. After WWII, an aviator by the name…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Uni Risotto at Iyasare

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Uni Risotto at Iyasare

    Dropped right into Berkeley's high-end corridor -- a stretch along Fourth Street in the western part of town peppered with home décor shops and sensible clothes for refined suburban women -- Iyasare feels like a bit of salvation. The new…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Pedro's Favorite at Café Brazil

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Pedro's Favorite at Café Brazil

    Next to the serving window of his outdoor restaurant, Pedro Robin rings a bell, summoning from the kitchen a few skewered samples of tri-tip smothered in a creamy green sauce. He distributes them to the growing line, clapping shoulders…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Mac and Cheese at Homeroom

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Mac and Cheese at Homeroom

    Homeroom does, in fact, feel a bit like a homeroom. The back wall is a chalkboard, the vibe is playful, and the menu is every elementary schooler's dream: it's entirely mac and cheese. The theme is gimmicky, and I've resisted…
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    Dining, SFoodie Rip van Wafels Launches Coffee & Tea Subscription

    Rip van Wafels Launches Coffee & Tea Subscription

    By now, his wafels are a staple in third wave coffee shops, but Abhishek "Rip" Pruisken is just getting started. He's the man behind Rip Van Wafels, those thin, caramel-laced wafels modeled off Dutch stroopwafels that have lately become a…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Ethiopian at Café Colucci

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Ethiopian at Café Colucci

    Along Oakland's northernmost stretch of Telegraph Avenue, there are a few particular blocks that, for whatever reason, are absolutely saturated with Ethiopian food. But none, of the thousand or so that have wedged their way somewhere between the Marxist Library…
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    Dining, SFoodie Meet Kilovolt: High Voltage Coffee Coming to Oakland

    Meet Kilovolt: High Voltage Coffee Coming to Oakland

    When Ethan Ashley moved back to the East Bay in 2008, he wasn't looking to open a coffee shop. Rather, he was hunkering down on a different project, getting an old, run-down West Oakland house back into shape. The house…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Sketch Ice Cream

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Sketch Ice Cream

    Before artisanal ice cream became the Bay Area's benign drug of choice (see Humphry Slocombe, Smitten, Three Twins, etc.), Sketch was doing it all, and doing it quietly. The spot opened nearly a decade ago, and with the exception of…
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    Dining, Fresh Eats Red Bay Coffee: Meet S.F.'s Newest Coffee Roaster

    Red Bay Coffee: Meet S.F.'s Newest Coffee Roaster

    When Keba Konte went to Senegal in 2007, he found something he'd never seen before: raw coffee beans spilled across an iron pan, slowly browning over an open flame. At the time, he was staying with a family that, incidentally,…
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    Dining, SFoodie Three Coffee Drinks You Don't Know But Should

    Three Coffee Drinks You Don't Know But Should

    Humans are hardwired to be loyal creatures, I like to think. But nothing does so much to divide a city into a tribalistic den of animals as well as coffee, and nothing does so well to disguise a legal drug…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Patty Melt at Marrow

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Patty Melt at Marrow

    Inside of Oakland's Marrow, next to a stack of tomes about meat and bones, sits a typed and framed complaint letter. It's addressed to Marrow's chef-owner, Jon Kosorek, but dates from his tenure at Fork in San Anselmo, six years…
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    Dining, SFoodie Meet The Newest Coffee Game In Town: Red Bay Coffee Roasters

    Meet The Newest Coffee Game In Town: Red Bay Coffee Roasters

    When Keba Konte went to Senegal in 2007, he found something he'd never seen before: raw coffee beans spilled across in iron pan, slowly browning over an open flame. At the time, he was staying with a family who,…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Baja Fish Tacos at Cholita Linda

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Baja Fish Tacos at Cholita Linda

    Recently, Cholita Linda finally opened its doors to Temescal after a very long wait building out a bright and festive space on what used to be a drab stretch on Telegraph. Until the brick and mortar came into being, Cholita…
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    Dining, SFoodie Six Places to Find Great Coffee in Oakland

    Six Places to Find Great Coffee in Oakland

    If, for whatever reason, you're in need of more reasons to join The Great Migration to the East Bay, let us be the ones to tip the scale. Consider first the lower rents, sunnier days, a good food renaissance,…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: BBQ at Smokey J's

    East Bay Bite of the Week: BBQ at Smokey J's

    The most important thing about brisket is the way you cut it," says Josh Kemper, unwrapping a mass of meat so fatty it jiggles when he sets it down. "It's got three grains running three different ways." As he…
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    Dining, SFoodie First Look at Andytown Coffee Roasters

    First Look at Andytown Coffee Roasters

    After more than a year building out a tiny space in the Outer Sunset, Andytown Coffee Roasters is officially opening. The café is a passion project from couple Michael McCrory and Lauren Crabbe -- two young veterans of the industry…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Cake with a Side of Scandal at Crixa Cakes

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Cake with a Side of Scandal at Crixa Cakes

    When I first moved to Berkeley, after a year of wonderful, noncommittal wandering, Crixa Cakes was my way of coping with staying still. A place where I could show up in the mornings and drop half my weekly budget on…
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    Dining, SFoodie Coffee News: Local 123 Now Roasting Its Own, Blue Bottle Unveils Packaging, and Andytown Set to Open

    Coffee News: Local 123 Now Roasting Its Own, Blue Bottle Unveils Packaging, and Andytown Set to Open

    This week brings an exciting development in one of Berkeley's favorite coffee hideouts, Local 123. As of last week, the café is now roasting its own. The café began as a multiroaster coffee house in 2009, serving Flying Goat, Sightglass,…
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    Dining, SFoodie East Bay Bite of the Week: Chicken Neck Skewers at Ippuku

    East Bay Bite of the Week: Chicken Neck Skewers at Ippuku

    Ippuku is my kind of pub, mostly because nothing about it resembles the pubs I know. Also because it's one of those places that makes drinking alone feel dignified. To be fair, Ippuku is not quite a pub, it's…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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