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Walnut Creek and Redwood City to host restaurant weeks in April.  Chef Manuel Martinez's LV Mar will participate in the inaugural Redwood City Restaurant Week.

Walnut Creek and Redwood City to host restaurant weeks in April. Chef Manuel Martinez's LV Mar will participate in the inaugural Redwood City Restaurant Week.

And the top chef in Silicon Valeey is....Malachi Harland, right, the executive chef for Google.

And the top chef in Silicon Valeey is....Malachi Harland, right, the executive chef for Google.

Exec chef Francis Hogan is opening a small plates restaurant in Pleasanton.  (Photo credit: Sabio on Main)

Exec chef Francis Hogan is opening a small plates restaurant in Pleasanton. (Photo credit: Sabio on Main)

Banks White is back in the Bay Area. He formerly headed the Five kitchen in Berkeley.

Banks White is back in the Bay Area. He formerly headed the Five kitchen in Berkeley.

David Kinch in his new restaurant, Bywater, in Los Gatos. The eyes of the culinary world will be on Kinch, the Manresa chef-owner who just earned his 3rd Michelin star, as he opens a casual restaurant/bar that evokes his New Orleans roots. It will be called Bywater, named after a New Orleans neighborhood. The restaurant will open Jan. 12.  Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group

David Kinch in his new restaurant, Bywater, in Los Gatos. The eyes of the culinary world will be on Kinch, the Manresa chef-owner who just earned his 3rd Michelin star, as he opens a casual restaurant/bar that evokes his New Orleans roots. It will be called Bywater, named after a New Orleans neighborhood. The restaurant will open Jan. 12. Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group

Dining out? From Berkeley's Calavera to San Jose's Roots + Rye, these new East and South Bay restaurants scored top marks with our restaurant critics.

Dining out? From Berkeley's Calavera to San Jose's Roots + Rye, these new East and South Bay restaurants scored top marks with our restaurant critics.

Dinner in a dumpster? Guests dine in a dumpster during a Salvage Supperclub event along Milvia Street in Berkeley, Calif.  Dinner guests were served a six-course meal using food from farmers markets and restaurants that would otherwise have been thrown away.     (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Dinner in a dumpster? Guests dine in a dumpster during a Salvage Supperclub event along Milvia Street in Berkeley, Calif. Dinner guests were served a six-course meal using food from farmers markets and restaurants that would otherwise have been thrown away. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Walk and nosh: Three tasty walking food tours around the Bay  Lew Epstein, left, gets a cheese sample from tour guide Lauren Herpich, right, at the Rockridge Market Hall during a walking food tour of Oakland&'s Rockridge neighborhood

Walk and nosh: Three tasty walking food tours around the Bay Lew Epstein, left, gets a cheese sample from tour guide Lauren Herpich, right, at the Rockridge Market Hall during a walking food tour of Oakland&'s Rockridge neighborhood

Alameda: Angela's restaurant set for rebirth on Park Street.

Alameda: Angela's restaurant set for rebirth on Park Street.

Craving huevos rancheros? In our quest for the perfect rendition of this brunch fave, we get schooled by chefs Rick Bayless, Tyler Florence, Joanne Weir and Daniel Tellez, who show us how to make the best huevos ever.

Craving huevos rancheros? In our quest for the perfect rendition of this brunch fave, we get schooled by chefs Rick Bayless, Tyler Florence, Joanne Weir and Daniel Tellez, who show us how to make the best huevos ever.

Never Go to a Touristy Restaurant Again

Never Go to a Touristy Restaurant Again

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From Soquel's new Kitchen at Discretion to Santa Cruz's West End Tap and Kitchen and Capitola's Avenue Cafe, we've got you covered from breakfast to late-night supper.

From Soquel's new Kitchen at Discretion to Santa Cruz's West End Tap and Kitchen and Capitola's Avenue Cafe, we've got you covered from breakfast to late-night supper.

The perfect Gold Country picnic farre: From Allez! to Sutter Creek Provisions, you won't go hungry in the Gold Country.

The perfect Gold Country picnic farre: From Allez! to Sutter Creek Provisions, you won't go hungry in the Gold Country.

Oakland gastropub Growlers’ Arms shuts its doors. Seamus and Shelley Mulhall have closed after less than a year in operation.

Oakland gastropub Growlers’ Arms shuts its doors. Seamus and Shelley Mulhall have closed after less than a year in operation.

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu.

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu.

The store front of 54 Mint Il Forno makes their own famous Roman-style pizza, paninis,  quiche and pastries.

The store front of 54 Mint Il Forno makes their own famous Roman-style pizza, paninis, quiche and pastries.