Polata Organic is a new East Bay restaurant with roots going back over 15 years to the old Organic Cafe in Oakland. A macrobiotic institution, the Organic Cafe changed names over the years to Manzanita and then to Shangri-La Vegan, but the food mostly stayed the same, thanks in large part to Tenzin, the faithful chef. If you've ever tasted Tenzin's cuisine, you'll know the man is a vegetable- and grain-whisperer, teaching children to love kale with one wave of... More >>>