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  1. The Other Critics
    Miller Raves About Machka; Bauer Likes Pican Just OK; Roth Chows on Wing WingsPican gets just two stars.
  2. Menu Changes
    What to Eat at Pican, From New Chef Sophina UongMany of the classic Southern dishes remain intact, don’t worry. But now there’s a tasting menu.
  3. Chef Shuffles
    Pican Names New Executive Chef, Sophina UongShe replaces Dean Dupuis who left the kitchen in February.
  4. Chef Shuffles
    Chef Shuffle at Oakland’s PicanChef Dean Dupuis has taken a job in Atlantic City, and will leave at the end of February.
  5. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: Crab and Dumplings at PicanIt’s a special, not always offered, but oh so good.
  6. What Willie Wants
    Willie Brown Urges Race-Blind Tasting of Fried ChickenRemarkably, he says, the white chefs’ chicken he tried was just as good as the African American chefs’ chicken.
  7. Where to Eat
    Where to Eat for Mardi Gras in San Francisco (and the East Bay)From the Front Porch to Town Hall, our selection of places to ring in Fat Tuesday.
  8. Lists
    Take a Tour of Oakland’s Booming Food SceneDiablo mag does a thorough tour of all of Oakland’s new and notable eateries.
  9. 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.
  10. Lists
    Michelin Adds 18 Bib Gourmand Picks to SF GuideThe guide’s value category grew this year.