photo: Christina Mitchell

A Conversation with Corso’s Chef

Scott Eastman started as a line cook when Trattoria Corso opened six years ago and recently became the executive chef.  I had an opportunity...
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Dinner at Corso was one of the best meals I’ve had all year. Here’s why.

It’s saying something if I can still remember my meal at Trattoria Corso, when it first opened six years ago, right?  The memory’s a...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Local Links

This is interesting: a local, sustainable fast food joint with competitive prices and talented chefs. After reopening only four months ago, Ume is closed...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Townie Opens in Berkeley

Dana Ryan has worked in several popular restaurants including RN74, Gather and State Bird Provisions and he’s now the executive chef at Townie at...
photo: Christina Mitchell

How to Eat at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers

My brother’s been a 49er fan since forever and this is his 9th year as a season ticket holder.  We’ve seen the team win...
hopscotch, knife fight

Oakland Chefs on National TV

Oakland restaurants have been getting lots of press for a while, and now our chefs are making appearances on national TV.  There were two...
photo: Gabriel Hurley

Local Links

  Longitude just opened last week and the pictures look amazing.  Can’t wait to check it out. This sounds like the PERFECT way to...
peter's kettle corn opening

Get Ready for the Grand Opening Block Party at Peter’s Kettle Corn

I’ve been following Peter’s Kettle Corn on social media for a while, but didn’t get a chance to buy a bag until a couple...
photo: Christina Mitchell

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House Opens in Oakland’s Jack London Square

Chef/Owner Rick Hackett opened Bocanova almost 5 years ago and his second Jack London Square restaurant opens on Tuesday, 8/19.  Jack’s Oyster Bar &...
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Plum Reopens as Ume

Update: Ume closed and Plum Bar expanded into that space on 9/10/14 I really enjoyed the creative small plates at Plum when it opened...