Bite Into a Gourmet Sandwich at Cafe N!ne

Cafe N!ne's menu is short and simple, but the high-quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations earn rave reviews anyway. Nearly 50 fans of the eatery have granted it a five-star average on Yelp for the balance of "strong coffee + good food" advertised in its tagline. Come here to try one of the sammies, stuffed […]

The Bird Is a New Spot in Berkeley for Fried Chicken

The Bird, which opened its Berkeley location in May, might seem like just another trendy fried chicken shop. But if you look beneath the surface at the ways its team goes the extra mile, you'll see that it's different in many ways. First of all, the eatery only serves free-range chicken and locally baked buns. […]

A New Place for Pizza Near The Village at Town Center: Richmond Pizza House

Since it opened in June, Richmond Pizza House has slowly but surely begun to build a customer base due to a very simple business philosophy: quality food and good service will bring patrons back. Its earliest fans rave about how friendly the staff is, saying they're more than happy to explain anything about the pizzas […]

Sink Your Teeth Into the Tom Turkey Sammy at Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop

Vegetarians appreciate that Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop offers a few options for them, and not just as an afterthought. The Veggie Pestoli and Truly Vegan sammies are just as delicious as their meat-laden counterparts. The Veggie Pestoli comes loaded with cheese, pesto aioli, and a blend of veggies including avocado. The Truly Vegan showcases roasted […]

The Red Onion: An El Cerrito Institution for More Than 40 Years

The Red Onion first joined El Cerrito's culinary scene back in 1971. Now more than 40 years later, it continues to thrive thanks to its simple, old-school approach to burgers. The vintage interior, diner-style counter, and open kitchen all work together to bring the casual and classic vibes that solidified The Red Onion's spot in […]

Grab a Glass of Vino Before Your Movie at Scene Wine Bar

Date night is made easy by Scene Wine Bar. The wine bar resides inside of Rialto Cinemas, the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat or snag a drink before your movie starts. Happy hour runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, so swing by during these hours to enjoy a few […]

Savor Shaved Snow and a Warm Milk Tea at Tala Coffee and Tea

Frosty shaved snow and a steaming mug of milk tea make for the perfect pair at Tala Coffee and Tea. The creamy snow comes in a variety of exotic flavors, from avocado and matcha green tea to roasted coffee snow. You can cap yours off with equally unexpected toppings, like rainbow jelly, egg pudding, or […]

Nori Roll: From Classic Sushi to Specialty Rolls

Whether you're a traditionalist when it comes to your sushi or you like to try new and inventive seafood creations, you'll appreciate the menu's selection at Nori Roll. This new Japanese eatery just debuted in El Cerrito in January, but customers have already begun to take notice of the craftsmanship its sushi chefs display in […]

Celebrate Irish Culture With Food, Drink and Fun at The Starry Plough

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day early at The Starry Plough. The Irish pub not only pours Guinness and Smithwick's, it also plays host to weekly events that celebrate Irish heritage. Every Sunday night at 8 p.m., Irish musicians and bands fill the pub with their traditional tunes. On Mondays, Irish dance lessons kick off at 9 […]