Bites: What’s new, hot, happening, on the food scene

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NOODLES ON SHATTUCK A new noodle shop, Toss Noodle Bar, opened at 2272 Shattuck Ave. (between Bancroft and Kittredge) in downtown Berkeley last Saturday. The noodle bar offers a “design your own noodle dish in three steps.” (It opened in the former space of Pin Toh, a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant, which had closed as of late December, according to reviews on Yelp.) The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) received an application in December for an on-sale beer and wine license, which was listed as approved on Jan. 29.

CLAYPOT SPOT ON SAN PABLO A new restaurant by the name of “Claypot” appears to be making preparations to open at 2501 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley. The license application notice was just posted at the site Jan. 31.

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  • foo

    Is it me or is Toss a most unfortunate name for a restaurant?

  • http://berkeleyside.com Tracey Taylor

    I wondered that myself but thought it was just my British sensibilities getting in the way…!

  • Ryan

    2501 San Pablo is at Dwight, no? That would make it Berkeley

  • TN

    That’s the site where Bacheeso’s used to be.

    No matter what the ABC application says, they meant Berkeley.

    And I’d be very enthusiastic about a claypot (Chinese) restaurant in that spot.

  • Anon

    Actually Toss is between Kittredge and Bancroft.

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  • Frances DInkelspiel

    Thanks for pointing that out. It’s fixed now

  • emraguso

    Good catch — thanks! We’ll update. I guess ABC got it wrong…