The family-owned restaurant will focus exclusively on food from Sicily, with a seafood and vegetable-centric menu.
Berkeley will soon get a new seafood-focused wine bar and Oakland's Laurel District is likely to gain two beer gardens — these details and more, in this week's Bites.
Established West Berkeley barbecue restaurant T-Rex is temporarily closed, while North Berkeley's Café Gratitude is planning to shutter permanently. These details and more, in this week's Bites.
The vegan restaurant best known for its aphoristic menu names will cease its Shattuck Avenue operations between now and the end of the year.
Many local restaurants have been allowing dogs to join diners outdoors, although it was illegal. That changes in January.
Poulet, an anchor deli in the Gourmet Ghetto for 33 years, has a new chef with fresh ideas.
Update, 01.26.12: We learn from Café Gratitude co-owner Terces Engelhart that the Berkeley restaurant on Shattuck may not close after all. “Wanting to let you know that we are planning on being able to keep Berkeley Café Gratitude open!,” she writes in a January 24th email. We will keep readers updated.
Alice Liu is the general manager of the Berkeley branch of Café Gratitude, a position she’s held for about a year.
A former ad sales rep for Gourmet magazine (R.I.P.), Lisa Rogovin had what she calls her Eat, Pray, Love moment in 2005, meaning she left an unhappy marriage, sold the house, and embarked on a food-fueled journey around the world, visiting 14 countries (yes, India was in the mix) in seven months.
Tanya Henderson is a cooking instructor for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD). During the day she cooks with teens at Willard Middle School. Once a week she whips up dishes with kids in the after-school program at Malcolm X Elementary. She also teaches evening nutrition classes to parents at several BUSD locations.