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
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
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.
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.