Oakland chef Nelson German, of seafood restaurant alaMar, makes his Top Chef debut this spring. (Photo by Amir Abdul-Shakur)

Oakland chef Nelson German cooks on 'Top Chef' Season 18 + more good news around the Bay Area

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AlaMar chef/founder Nelson German is about to show them how it's done in The Town on the new season of Top Chef.

Plus, the SFMTA honors Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott; Levi's collection of limited edition garments designed by local disabled artists has nearly sold out; and more Bay Area stories to make you smile.


SF Honors Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks w/ Muni Plaque, Funcheap

Sixty-six years after the Montgomery Bus Boycott, SFMTA has installed a plaque on a bus in Rosa Parks' honor. Throughout Black History Month, expect to see more bus cards detailing her contributions. Read more.


Next 'Top Chef' features owner of Oakland seafood destination Alamar Kitchen, SF Chronicle

The restaurant's chef-owner, Nelson German, was referred by Top Chef Season 15 contestant and Brown Sugar Kitchen owner Tanya Holland. Catch the season premiere on April 1st. Read more.


From Vallejo, an Intimate Video Series Putting On for the Bay, KQED Arts

With his new project, Good Compenny, Vallejo producer LaRussell aims to spotlight local up and coming artists mid-pandemic. Read more.


SF Restaurant Workers Can Start Getting Vaccinated on February 24, Eater SF

Plus, people employed in education, childcare, and emergency services will also be eligible to receive the vaccine in a few weeks time. Read more.


Oakland's Creative Growth collaborates with Levi's on hot-selling collection, SF Chronicle

With designs by artists with disabilities, including Ray Vickers and Rickie Algarva, Levi's limited edition collection of jean jackets and tees, in collaboration with the East Bay nonprofit, has nearly sold out. Shop it while you still can. Read more.


Everything seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady has said about 49ers and living in the Bay Area, SFGate

Did you know the now seven-time Super Bowl winner is actually from the Bay Area—and grew up frequenting 49ers games and played ball for Junipero Serra High School? Read more.

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