Emily Day's Flour & Co. is now serving its signature American-style baked goods, sandwiches, soups and Stumptown coffee in Berkeley.
The downtown Berkeley location of Thalassa, which relocated, will be reborn as a craft beer and live music venue in the style of SF's The Chapel.
Stumptown Coffee and modern American pastries and cookies will be on the menu at the new bakery, the second for owner Emily Day.
VIVA MEXICO It’s countdown time to the opening of a “big” new restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Comal, a Oaxaca-inspired Mexican eatery which will seat around 160 customers both inside and at an outdoor patio area, is slated to open its doors
on May 2very soon. Last week, its new Cor-Ten steel façade, designed by Berkeley architect David Trachtenberg, was unveiled. Currently a shimmering silver, the steel will gradually turn a rusty burned orange color as it oxidizes. Former Delfina chef Matt Gandin will be running the kitchen, and its name, according to Eater SF, comes from the restaurant’s namesake comals, or Mexican griddles, which take pride of place in the restaurant’s exhibition kitchen. Berkeley firm Abueg Morris has gutted the 1927 building at 2020 Shattuck Avenue, and used reclaimed wood floors, wainscoting and poured concrete walls to give it a clean, contemporary feel.