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  1. The Estela Team’s Two-Part Met Breuer Restaurant to Be Called FloraIt’ll include a casual café and sit-down service.
  2. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Displeased With Flora; Boer Only Sort of Likes LungomareBoth get two stars.
  3. Openings
    Fauna, a New Bar Next to Flora, Opens in OaklandIt’s from the same owners, and features a snack menu from next door too.
  4. Pre-Previews
    Paul Canales to Open Large Restaurant in Historic Floral Depot Building inBut it won’t be Italian!
  5. Openings
    Check Out Xolo: The Menu, the Tacos, and the Digs, Now Open In OaklandThe new taqueria from the Flora/Dona Tomas folks is across from the Fox.
  6. Bars
    Flora to Open a New Bar, and Former House of Shields Owner to Open Bar DogwoodThe owners of Flora are planning to open a bar between Flora and their new taqueria, Xolo.
  7. Empire Building
    Updated: Oakland Cocktail Scene About to Get a Brooklyn-StyleThe people behind Brooklyn’s Weather Up are opening Up Dog across from the Fox Theater.
  8. The Other Critics
    Patti U. Burns Up at Pot Sticker; Bauer Revisits Flora for the Second Time ThisBauer takes Flora down another notch, just five months later, to two stars.
  9. Mikey Likes It
    Where to Find the Best Fries in the Bay Area
  10. The Other Critics
    Unterman Trips Back In Time at Thermidor; Bauer Downgrades FloraPatti loves the retro vibe and updated dishes at Thermidor; Bauer gets grossed out by sous vide chicken at Flora.
  11. Interviews
    Daniel Patterson: Casual Plum to Have ‘Coi Lineage’The notoriously “cerebral” chef talks about his upcoming casual concept in Oakland.
  12. Chef Shuffle
    Chefs Shuffle at Flora, Fish & FarmChris Dettmer steps in at Flora, while the owners plan a new taqueria; Chad Newton flees from Fish & Farm and plans new BBQ joint.
  13. Mediavore
    Lafitte is Underway; Houston Vies to Get on the Foodie Map
  14. Openings
    2009: The Year Oakland Leapt Onto the Foodie RadarFrom Commis to Camino, Oakland truly came into its own as a dining haven in ‘09.