Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Kinder's Truck The Cuisine: BBQ meats on deli style sandwiches Specialty Items: BBQ sauces, ball tip steak Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total seven minutes ... More >>
Oakland is poised to have an incredible year of launching new restaurants. What's particularly exciting is that many of these forthcoming ventures that have come across our radar share an ethos of local sourcing -- and, in most cases, hyper-local sourcing. 2013 will be pivotal in reinforcing an idea ... More >>
Medical authorities identified the man who was gunned down in the Mission District yesterday morning as 28-year-old Jose Matias-Aguilon of San Francisco. Police say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the shooting, 20-year-old Sterling Samm of San Pablo and a 14-year-old boy.On Oct. 30, ... More >>
After last night's six-pack of events, tonight's focus shifts across the bridge to Oakland, where ten of the East Bay's finest come together for the main event, while Millennium restaurant carries the cocktail torch in a five-course paired cocktail dinner. Totally Awesome East Bay Party to the Max! ... More >>
Sick Sad World Somewhere in Oakland Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Better than: Similar events in S.F With a sharp pull on the wheel, we turned off Telegraph and headed towards San Pablo. It was almost 11 p.m. and we were on the other side of the Bridge, driving through downtown Oakland in search of the pa ... More >>
We enjoy a well-made cocktail and are willing to wait as long as it takes for it to be made, but sometimes the focus of a bar visit is spending time with friends, not geeking out on cocktails. On busy nights, with patrons five-deep, we want something fast to get us back the socializing, and a sho ... More >>
Those robbers really took the piss out of himIf you're a robber looking to score an easy victim -- urine luck!Police say that a San Francisco man was robbed as he urinated in an alley at about 1:55 a.m. on Friday. According to police, the man had met friends at a nearby bar, and as they were deci ... More >>
Lou BustamanteA selection of drinks from the last Jupiter OlympusWhere: Acme Bar, 2115 San Pablo (at Addison), Berkeley, (510) 644-2226 When: Sun., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost: $10 per cocktail; 21 and over The rundown: Jupiter Olympus, the innovative cocktail pop-up project by barmen Mor ... More >>
Cops busted a gang in Contra Costa County, arresting 35 people and seizing 135 pounds of crystal meth, the office of Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today.So-called Operation Red Reach, which concluded today, was a coordinated effort by state and local law-enforcement authorities. Police ... More >>
CUESASee Sat., April 16.Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Sat., April 16: Third Annual Goat Festival Ferry Plaza, at the Embarcadero, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy free samples of all things goaty, from lotion and milk to yogurt and confections like fudge and caramel. Also panel ... More >>
Kermit LynchOyster Bliss XX Where: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, 1605 San Pablo (at Cedar), Berkeley, 510-524-1524 When: Sat., April 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Prices vary for individual items The rundown: Okay so it's already a big weekend for chocolate and tamales, but how about a little b ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanBerkeley's Middle East Market bakes LP-sized herb breads. A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Persian herb-cheese bread Source: Middle East Market, 2054 San Pablo (at University), Berkeley, 510-704-8800.Price: $3 ... More >>
Jermaine Grosse, impromptu cabbieA few more details have come to light regarding Jermaine Grosse, the San Pablo man who followed up an involuntary psychiatric hold in a Martinez hospital by allegedly stealing the cab he was transported home in. Since Grosse allegedly made off with the cab on Satu ... More >>
You never know...Comedian George Carlin used to assemble lists of "things you never want to see." One memorable entry: "A man in a hospital gown driving a steamroller." Something along those lines came to pass in the East Bay over the weekend. Jermaine Grosse, a 26-year-old man who hailed a taxi ... More >>
Vivian H./YelpSalt and pepper prawns at Brother Seafood Restaurant.The past year has seen so many high-profile, creative restaurants open that it's been a great time to be a restaurant critic in San Francisco. But there's as much sifting to do as writing. Over the past few months, I've eaten my w ... More >>
San Pablo Police DepartmentFormer Muni Driver Julio Mestre molested an incapacitated San Francisco hospital patient -- purportedly while wearing his Muni uniformJulio Mestre, the 56-year-old charter bus driver charged with molesting elderly invalids at a San Pablo convalescent home, did the same ... More >>
edcasey/FlickrScene from Yats' crawfish boil in April.We often think of the Dos Equis commercial in which the Most Interesting Man in the World breaks down the "two-party system": "The after-party is the one you want to attend." However, if an upcoming event is any indication, the seasoned, ... More >>
Inmate Lonnie Morris is a role model, antiviolence program leader, and darling of the media. But will the parole board see past his crime?
"Two burgers, two shakes and two fries. Come eat with two hungry big guys!" So goes the theme song to We Eating TV, a Web video series profiling Bay Area eateries set to a hip-hop soundtrack and hosted by two insiders of the local music scene: Big Jon of the veteran DJ crew Style Beyond Compare (SBC ... More >>
How about a portrait of Rachael Ray made entirely of food?
San Francisco sourdough? This is the one locals really eat.
This wins my prize for best baguette in the Bay Area.
This mildly spicy pepper paste is a great addition to scrambled eggs.
(Photo of Popeye's mashed potatoes by joshbousel via Flickr.) By Meredith Brody As election day 2008 approached, I had more than one reason to reflect upon election day 2004. It was, as luck would have it, the day I was scheduled to have my TV hooked up to DirecTV with TiVo, and I'd been warned t ... More >>
Cheap eats worth repeating and not
Artist roasts hypocrisy
How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca
Heirloom seeds -- pass them on
Rain means yummy grub
Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.
S.F.'s girlie-show blowout
The down-and-dirty bars on Albany's San Pablo Avenue
How a tiny, impoverished Indian tribe managed to persuade a city, a powerful union, and the U.S. Congress to let them build a Nevada-style casino in the East Bay
Hospitals and nursing homes call it "subacute care," but for some patients, it's just a death sentence