A New Restaurant Critic’s  First Year in Review


A New Restaurant Critic’s First Year in Review

A compilation of the best bites in my first year on the job as a food critic.


Ambiance Makes a Big Impression at 4505 Burgers & BBQ

The San Francisco barbecue joint's new outpost in the Laurel district goes whole-hog with whole smoked pigs every weekend, but not everyone is hog wild over the results.


Pollara Pizza Brings Rome by the Slice to Fourth Street

This square-shaped pizza al taglio is surprisingly light and crisp.


Fava Is All About Balance

The tiny North Berkeley lunch spot serves fresh, rustic meals full of herbs and veggies, but don't forget the chocolate chip cookie for dessert.


Best Taste Restaurant Is a Hidden Gem in Chinatown

Find quintessential comfort foods like double-boiled soup and clay pot rice at affordable prices.


Porque No? Brings Fine Street Tacos to Rockridge

Finally, there's a solid spot for Mexican fare — and American breakfast favorites — in what was once an area devoid of good tacos.


Have It Your Way — Truly — At Grandeur

The Grand Lake burger joint is vegan, halal, and gluten-free friendly — oh, and omnivore, friendly, too.


Northern Chinese Specialties Live at Noodle Home in Castro Valley

Chinese "burgers," biang biang noodles, big plate chicken, cold skin noodles, and more are on the menu.


Meeting Over Momos at Zomsa

The restaurant in El Cerrito where Tibetan and Nepali cultures intersect.


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