Oakland Bites

At Eve’s Waterfront, a new chef takes charge of the ship

Brandon Peacock is now captain of a ship. That ship is actually a restaurant—Eve’s Waterfront, the newest establishment to inhabit the waterfront property on the edge of Jack London Square. Peacock isn’t known for any...

Oakland Restaurant Week returns for its 7th year

Oakland’s 7th annual Restaurant Week is underway with over 100 participating restaurants in neighborhoods across the city.
Guests enjoy their meals at Taste, an annual culinary event to fundraise money for Girls Inc. programs on October 15, 2016. Photo courtesy by Girls Inc. of Alameda County.

Bay Area top female chefs cook up $500,000 for local youth

Piles of dishes clatter behind the red big curtains and dozens of waiters, as chefs and their assistants try to move around the small back room, quickly coming in and out of the kitchen. Assembly...

“Steep Jeep” is bringing a modern take on tea

Revamping an ice cream truck into a mobile tea business is just one part of Molly Gaylord and Karina Vlastnik’s vision for Steep Tea Company, based in West Oakland. They are renovating the “Steep Jeep,”...
Nelson Mandela being recognized in 2008 for his contributions to the South African city of Tshwane. Photo Courtesy of The Good News: www.sagoodnews.co.za

You Tell Us: Mandela’s Oakland visit was turning point for young refugee

The death of Nelson Mandela last week revived memories of the day in 1990 when the anti-apartheid leader spoke in Oakland. Among those present was Oakland resident Sonny Le, a former boat person from Vietnam,...
Ethiopians and Eritreans traditionally eat with their hands from platters for meat and vegetables. Oakland has become a popular destination for the estimated 20,000 members of these populations living in the Bay Area. Photo by Alyssa Fetini.

East Africans share community values, plates of food

Oakland has become a popular destination for the estimated 20,000 Ethiopian and Eritreans living in the Bay Area, according to the Ethiopian Community Center in Oakland. The East Africans have been steadily migrating to the...