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A New Fruit in Fruitvale

The Half Orange brings craft beer and inspired beer bites to Fruitvale.

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Food Policy Report Gives CA Legislators a Mixed Review

Plus, a liquor license mix-up prompts Mockingbird to go BYOB.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Norma Meat & Deli

Killer pupusas and destination-worthy menudo in the back of a Richmond corner store.

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Veg 388: A Vegetarian Pop-Up with a Modern Edge

Plus, the proprietors of the CupKates food truck open a brick-and-mortar bakery.

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Muracci's Brings Home-Style Japanese cooking to the UC Crowd

Stick to the curry.

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Oakland's New Geek Cafe

Plus, Juhu Beach Club kicks off Sunday brunch service with a dosa-and-waffle hybrid.

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BBQ Hut May Be the Best Barbecue Joint in the East Bay

The kind of no-frills Southern-style barbecue Oakland's meat lovers have been waiting for.

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California Ingredients Make a Comeback in Oakland Schools

OUSD leads the way on a statewide initiative to get schools to serve California food.

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"Nach-Oat" Typical Vegan Restaurant

Sanctuary Bistro offers food that's vegan and gluten-free, but might leave you hungry for more.

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Four Vegan Dishes to Tempt a Meat Eater

Plus, a new burger joint for the Grand Lake 'hood, and the Michelin Guide's budget picks.

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What’s in Your Lunch Box?

New restaurant ushers in bian dang (Taiwanese lunch box) culture to the heart of Oakland.

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Mar-tea-ni, anyone? Asha Adds Alcoholic Tea to Its Menu

Plus, a new pop-up combines coffee, doughnuts, and empowering young women in Oakland.

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