Jessica Yadegaran, East Bay Times

Jessica Yadegaran

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Monterey Herald
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Pioneer Press
  • The Reading Eagle
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Times Herald
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jessica:

New Livermore restaurant, Polo’s Corner, offers classic country club fare

Look for omelettes and benedicts to salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes at this new spot inside Portola Village Center. → Read More

Trailblazing Cambodian restaurant Nyum Bai has closed in Oakland

James Beard-nominated chef-owner Nite Yun had been in the Fruitvale Transit Village location for five years. → Read More

Brentwood: 4 new restaurants bringing seafood, fried chicken and more to town

That’s following three new spots — including Guadalajara Taqueria — that have already opened this year. Brentwood is booming. → Read More

Walnut Creek: Sicilian-style pizzeria opens today inside former Bierhaus

It’s a fresh start for owner Mike Finley, who has had Sicilian-style pizza on the brain since the early Bierhaus days in Mountain View. → Read More

‘Socks & Sandals:’ Santa Cruz’s Humble Sea Brewing on staying kooky

One of California’s fastest growing breweries has opened two new locations in less than a year. Here’s the latest on Humble Sea’s kooky labels and crushable craft brews. → Read More

10 amazing ways to eat, drink and play with your dog in the Bay Area

Here are some incredible spots to take Spot, from beer gardens to wineries with “barkuterie” platters, off-leash parks, dog-friendly trains and — ahem — doggy manicures. → Read More

New Brazilian cafe brings acai, empadas and more to Danville

From corn flan to coxinha, Cantinho Do Brazil will satisfy your Brazilian snack cravings. → Read More

A rare Laotian restaurant, Spicy Joi, has opened in Concord

The former Rockin Crawfish pop-up offers traditional street food noodle soups, banh mi sandwiches and the chef’s signature spicy pork sausage. → Read More

A rare Laotian restaurant, Spicy Joi, has opened in Concord

The former Rockin Crawfish pop-up offers traditional street food noodle soups, banh mi sandwiches and the chef’s signature spicy pork sausage. → Read More

14 great Bay Area taquerias, taco trucks to try right now

From San Jose’s hot new Pre-Hispanic to the venerable El Grullense, these are the most delicious spots for taco lovers across the Bay Area. → Read More

Is Oakland’s best Mexican food hidden along the Coliseum Way corridor?

Gorditas, authentic al pastor tacos and a fermented corn drink called tejuino are just some of the tastiness that awaits. → Read More

Cupcakes! New bakery, Doodlecakes, now open in Alameda

Chocolate cake with marshmallow fluff-buttercream and vanilla matcha are just some of the flavors you’ll find. Did we mention the cake jars? → Read More

Bend’s amazing food cart pods brim with beer taps

You thought food trucks were cool? They are no match for The Podski, The Lot and Bend’s other destination-worthy gastronomic pods. → Read More

Central Oregon: A Prohibition lava cave tour — with cocktails

What do prehistoric animal bones, volcanos and vodka have in common? Find out on this underground adventure inside Deschutes National Forest. → Read More

Walk, wade, meditate: Fly-fishing on Central Oregon’s Crooked River

A half-day on this tailwater fishery taught my family of first-timers patience and intensified our love of nature in this high-desert paradise. → Read More

Central Oregon: Bend’s hip, boutique Campfire Hotel

The camping vibe goes chic — with complimentary pour-over coffee, a saltwater pool and a cocktail lounge — at this updated midcentury motel. → Read More

New seafood restaurant: First look inside Concord’s Longport Fish Company

Sustainable seafood towers, poached lobster benedict and eye-catching desserts round out the menu at the newest restaurant to open in The Veranda. → Read More

‘Recipes of resilience’: Bay Area chef Reem Assil’s highly-anticipated first cookbook, “Arabbiya”

It's been a crazy last few years for the founder of Reem's California, who spent the pandemic feeding the needy and working on a cookbook -- and is now a James Beard finalist for outstanding chef. → Read More

‘Recipes of resilience’: Bay Area chef Reem Assil’s highly-anticipated first cookbook, “Arabbiya”

It’s been a crazy last few years for the founder of Reem’s California, who spent the pandemic feeding the needy and working on a cookbook — and is now a James Beard finalist for o… → Read More

Recipe: Reem Assil’s legendary mana’eesh

The James Beard Award Outstanding Chef finalist is sharing her quintessential recipe for the herby, za’atar flatbreads from Reem’s California. → Read More