Janelle Bitker, SF Chronicle

Janelle Bitker

SF Chronicle

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Janelle:

McDonald’s new veggie burger McPlant is coming to 260 outposts in the Bay Area

McDonald’s is bringing its McPlant to select San Francisco Bay Area restaurants to test... → Read More

Indoor dining may once again be too risky due to omicron, Bay Area health experts warn

A San Francisco virologist weighs in on the risks of eating at a restaurant in the Bay... → Read More

Most S.F. Michelin-starred spots use this seafood supplier. Now it's opening its own restaurant

Seven Fishes will highlight seafood from Water2Table in San Francisco’s Mission... → Read More

Nearly two dozen Oakland restaurants are adding a new surcharge to feed the homeless

The Dining for Justice program will launch in January with 21 participating restaurants... → Read More

San Francisco Burger King franchisee cited $1.9 million for wage theft

More than 230 workers are waiting for money from a Labor Commissioner’s Office citation... → Read More

Dungeness crab has quietly reached Bay Area markets and restaurants. Here are nine places to go

Bay Area restaurants and markets are starting to get Dungeness crab from the northern... → Read More

Crispy kimchi latkes are here to shake up your Hanukkah routine

Evan Bloom of popular Jewish deli chain Wise Sons developed these kimchi latkes at home... → Read More

Blue Bottle Coffee's original Oakland location is closing after 11 years

The Blue Bottle cafe near Jack London Square also used to house its roasting operation... → Read More

Meet 3 Bay Area food bloggers with excellent new fall cookbooks, from Chinese baking to vegan Mexican

This year’s prime cookbook season brings three new releases from relatively unknown Bay... → Read More

Rapidly expanding brewery Fieldwork plots a giant new beer garden in the East Bay

Fieldwork Brewing Company is expanding to San Leandro next spring, which will be the... → Read More

20 Bay Area restaurants ready to cook your Thanksgiving dinner

Restaurants across the region are planning traditional turkey feasts. Some are designing... → Read More

Smashburger hit Lovely's opens in Oakland with diner fare featuring local farms

After years as a popular pop-up, Lovely’s opens as a burger shack and diner in Uptown,... → Read More

This ramen at Outside Lands costs $50. Is it worth it?

A $50 bowl of ramen was turning heads at Outside Lands for the aroma of freshly shaved black truffle it sent through the air. → Read More

Stay hydrated: Try these non-alcoholic beverages at Outside Lands 2021

While you won’t find complicated mocktails in the Cocktail Magic section, there are a lot of appealing booze-free beverages throughout the festival. → Read More

Hungry at Outside Lands? Here are the 5 best food options at this year’s S.F. festival

Keep an eye out for these five stand-out dishes that far surpass standard festival fare. → Read More

Napa Valley gets a high-end restaurant by a chef with Michelin cred

Truss Restaurant & Bar is ready to open its more casual, all-day side surrounded by... → Read More

In-N-Out won't check vaccine cards. Is it really that hard for counter-service restaurants to do?

Operators of Bay Area fast-casual restaurants say it’s tougher for them to enforce... → Read More

41-year-old roast duck specialist Hing Lung is opening a new S.F. restaurant

Go Duck Yourself will bring classic Cantonese roast duck, pork and more to a former... → Read More

The Bay Area's first Native American restaurant opens next week. Here's a look inside

Wahpepah’s Kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch out of its bright and colorful... → Read More

You've probably only had edamame frozen. You have three weeks to fix that terrible mistake

Hikari Farms grows a small amount of fresh edamame every year, and the time is now to... → Read More