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  • B&B Wine Bar, LocoL, 2 Laurel beer gardens

    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.

  • Berkeley group opening Oakland spot Tap & Snack

    Arthur Mac's Tap & Snack, a fast-casual restaurant with a beer garden, will be a part of a larger development on MLK Jr. Way and 40th Street next to the MacArthur BART station.

  • The Advocate, Source Mini replacement

    Two big-name restaurants have now announced August openings: Elmwood's The Advocate plans to open August 7 and Sabio on Main aims for later in the month. This news and more in this week's Bites.

  • Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

    EAST BAY SPICE COMPANY A new restaurant and bar, the East Bay Spice Company (above), has opened at 2134 Oxford Street opposite Cal’s main entrance in downtown Berkeley (sandwiched between the Sunny Side Café and Cinnaholic). The eatery is serving Indian street-food-inspired dishes and artisanal cocktails with an Indian twist, as well as craft beers and wines. East Bay Spice Company is owned by Deepak Aggarwal who also owns Mint Leaf in the Gourmet Ghetto’s Epicurious Garden. The new spot takes over the shuttered Punjabi buffet restaurant.