Plus: Update on Grease Box, a New Holland herring fest and a Sunday pig roast.
Changes are afoot in Uptown Oakland on Broadway, including the closure of Southern restaurant, Picán, which is serving its last meal at this space on Sunday, June 11.
Japanese udon chain, Marugame has its eyes on downtown Berkeley, while Oakland's Timeless Coffee is set for the Elmwood.
The Solano Avenue green space will do double duty as a parklet and a bus stop. This, plus more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.
The coffee roastery-cafe and the sustainable butchery-restaurant will join the culinary offerings at Jack London Square
Little Star's mobile pizza cart will give out free slices in Albany, plus more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.
The popular Oakland store will bring its freshly hand-ground and hand-blended spices to a second location in Albany opening this fall.
The co-owner of the downtown location says competitive rents and the minimum wage are key factors behind his decision to call it quits.
The build-out of the restaurant, which emphasizes Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen, is nearing completion.
After sitting empty for almost two years, the former Pyramid building on Gilman Street is to be reborn as a light manufacturing and startup hub.