Between news on Blue Bottle, Four Barrel and Blue Willow Tea, there's much to share on the East Bay coffee and tea world in this week's Bites.
There are openings galore in this week's Bites, from downtown Berkeley to Jack London Square. Get the latest East Bay food news here.
It took our intrepid reporter 30 seconds to accept an invitation to join Bittersweet's "resident chocolate geek" David Salowich in a chocolate tasting session.
The pace of opening exciting new places isn't slowing: read about Chow, Homestead, Pathos and the latest from Outstanding in the Field in our weekly round-up.
TSUNAMI DOGS The food stand that sits at the entrance to a parking lot at 2109 Milvia St. is now occupied by Tsunami Dogs, an Asian-themed hot dog eatery with a very unique menu. On top of a beef, Polish, turkey, chicken apple, or vegetarian frank, lunch-goers can choose from a long list of toppings — many of which they won’t likely find anywhere else. Standard condiment options are included in the price of a hot dog, but for an extra charge, customers can add rainbow kale salad, roasted seaweed, Asian dried pork sung, cucumber kimchee, or one of their countless other add-ons. Gluten-free options are also available, along with tacos and quesadillas. (more…)
The good news is it's all about openings these days: read about The Station, Ramen Tomo, Bittersweet, Smitten and Toast in our weekly round-up.
FRENCH MOVE Café Clem has moved from its former spot on Seventh Street to downtown Berkeley at 2020 Kittredge Street, right at the central library. The new location for the café, which offers a French-inspired menu including baguette sandwiches, croques monsieur, pains perdus and coffee and teas, will also serve as the catering department for both Café Clem and La Note. The new Café Clem is inviting the community to an open house to mark its opening on Friday April 20, 5-7pm.
Tucked away behind a glass door in a new block of buildings on Fourth Street sits Berkeley’s only chocolate manufacturer.