Janelle Bitker, SF Chronicle

Janelle Bitker

SF Chronicle

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Janelle:

Where to eat on your road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles

A guide to the best restaurants to stop at for food on the road trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles, taking Highway 1 or I-5. → Read More

Outside Lands 2022: the festival’s 5 must-eat dishes

For some festivalgoers, sampling the newest food options is as important as checking out certain bands. → Read More

Mensho ramen team opens first East Bay restaurant, plus 7 other enticing openings in the region

This month’s New in the East Bay roundup includes multiple Nashville hot chicken spots,... → Read More

The Bay Area food tech industry is creating more than vegan burgers. Here’s what’s next

The high-tech, animal-free food options are getting more diverse, with new options like... → Read More

Nashville hot chicken and Super Mario: World Famous Hotboys opens in Walnut Creek

World Famous Hotboys, one of the Bay Area’s best fried chicken sandwich spots, expands... → Read More

This 8-year-old’s plan to sell Girl Scout cookies turned into a hard lesson on ‘Silicon Valley ethos’ of business

Some Bay Area parents say a new partnership between Girl Scouts and DoorDash isn’t fair... → Read More

‘You’re not at Katz’s’: Bay Area chefs are making pastrami their own

The Bay Area is seeing a rise in Jewish delis and other pastrami-focused restaurants.... → Read More

The East Bay is the Bay Area’s great unsung destination for Filipino food

Daly City has long been considered the best destination for Filipino food. But about... → Read More

Meet the sweet bean pie, an African American Muslim treat that's a rarity in the Bay Area

Papa’s Bean Pies is one of the featured businesses during Black Muslim Food Week, which... → Read More

This new matcha pop-up is offering an unusually high-end experience for tea lovers in Berkeley

After running out of matcha, popular pop-up Three Tea Bowls is back with its high-end... → Read More

BottleRock 2022 to welcome back Wine Country’s biggest chefs

Napa Valley chefs Christopher Kostow, Cynthia Pawlcyn and Masaharu Morimoto are among the talent coming to the Memorial Day weekend music and food festival. → Read More

West Oakland’s only full-scale grocery store is shutting down

Community Foods Market announced it can no longer sustain plunging sales and... → Read More

In a thrilling role reversal, a farmer is opening Oakland’s next big-deal restaurant

Pomet opens this month in Oakland with a team of fine dining vets and Aomboon Deasy, the... → Read More

A new upscale Turkish restaurant opens in S.F. from the Lokma team

Taksim is taking over San Francisco’s former Cockscomb space with Turkish-inspired fine... → Read More

One of Japan’s biggest curry houses is opening a Berkeley restaurant

Born in Japan, Champion’s Curry is expanding into the Bay Area for the first time with... → Read More

Famed chef Tanya Holland steps away from her last Oakland restaurant

The chef’s partnership with Town Fare at the Oakland Museum of California has ended. → Read More

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