Jenny is a long-time contributor to Bay Area Bites, KQED's popular food blog. She formerly worked as an Interactive Producer for the Science & Environment unit. Jenny graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television program and has worked for WNET/PBS, The Learning Channel, Sundance Channel, HBO and the University of California.
Once an empty storage unit that sat vacant for several years, Scarlet City Espresso Bar has transformed the dormant lot into a wonderful, whimsical new cafe that recently opened in Emeryville at the corner of Adeline and Yerba Buena Avenue.
What's better than beer? Beer that's enjoyed outdoors -- whether in the summer sun or with warm evening breezes. Here's a guide to popular beer gardens, breweries and bars with outdoor seating in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Leandro.
New establishments keep popping up in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood, and Coloso Coffee is another recent addition that's just joined the diverse coffee scene. Coloso, which translates to "colossal" in Spanish, is a cheeky reference to the shop's petite 370-square-foot space.
My brother and I were enthralled with American junk food, as McDonald's, potato chips and doughnuts seemed "exotic" to our childhood palates. And while we'd indulge in ice cream and hamburgers like our friends, we also grew up eating other foods that reflected our Korean-American heritage.
Summer is upon us, and there's no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather -- especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown's Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.
With farm land often more valuable as real estate than as agricultural grounds, many farmers look to sell off their lands. Bob Berner, retired Executive Director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust tells us why land trusts can help bridge that profitability gap.