The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, September 2015
by Ellen Fort and Stefanie Tuder , September 7, 2015, 10:04 pm
Uptown Oakland is benefitting from the vibrant addition of Calavera's flavorful Oaxacan-focused Mexican food from chef Christian Irabien, who is bringing traditional cooking methods and ingredients like handmade tortillas and chapulinas (grasshoppers) to the East Bay...
Eat Here Now: Calavera Raises the Bar for Mexican Fare in Oakland
by Sarah Medina, September 7, 2015, 10:02 pm
When I was younger, one of my favorite movie scenes came from Beauty and the Beast and involved Belle rejoicing in her newfound library by swinging excitedly on a ladder from shelf to shelf, picking up novel after novel. When I walked into Oakland's Calavera last week, I instantly felt that same rush of excitement...
Calavera and the Mezcal Revolution
by Peter Lawrence Kane, September 3, 2015, 6:52 pm
There was a time when dishes stuck their proper names at the end to convey refinement and class — Steak Diane, Lobster Newburg, Peach Melba. Now, to whet people's appetites, you just throw around a lot of unpronounceable words....
Calavera Raises the Bar for Oakland Dining — Literally
by Alix Wall, September 1, 2015, 4:46 pm
“Needs more grasshoppers.” That’s not a phrase I often hear from my husband. But when in Oaxaca — or in this case, eating its cuisine in Oakland — do as the Oaxacans do, right?
Nosh: Dining on the East Bay
Eat grasshoppers with your mezcal at Calavera
by Alix Wall, August 21, 2015, 3:18 am
If you’re one of the many who never made it to El Bulli, the famed Spanish restaurant that was considered a temple of molecular gastronomy, you can now have a taste of it in Oakland...
The Perfect Spot
Calavera Brings Mexican Flavors and Craftsmanship to Uptown Oakland
by Ellen Fort, August 10, 2015, 9:47 am
A large selection of mezcals, handmade tortillas and authentic Oaxacan flavors are part of the charm...