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So much to share this week: La Marcha is open in West Berkeley, Mamacitas Café is doing a preview for its brick-and-mortar location, a new brewery is headed to North Oakland and more.
Vegan butcher shop and deli The Butcher's Son has found a new location on University Avenue, and the owners hope to open by the end of the year. This news and more in this week's Bites.
Retail West hopes to develop the recently vacated Pyramid building on Gilman into a "campus" of small-scale breweries, distilleries and food businesses.
Highly anticipated North Oakland restaurant Salsipuedes is now in soft opening mode, an exciting new bakery opens in Alameda and much more food news in this week's Bites.
Bites is back this week with lots of East Bay food news, including the opening of The Libertine bar in Grand Lake, construction of Forage Kitchen and the re-opening of Zut!
Emeryville's Public Market announces the addition of two new restaurants, Shiba Ramen and KoJa Kitchen. This and much more in this week's Bites.
NEW: SUTTER HEALTH BERKELEY CARE CENTER Sutter Health opened a new clinic in the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center/Herrick campus on Jan. 26. The new center houses pediatric, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology departments, as well as lab services and some imaging, according to a Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation press release. The urgent-care clinic is also open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Sutter Health Berkeley Care Center is at 2500 Milvia St. (at Dwight Way). (more…)
Fieldwork Brewing Company opens its taproom, a board game cafe signs a lease in Berkeley, and more in this week's Bites.
NEW: HIMALAYAN TANDOORI AND CURRY HOUSE Himalayan Tandoori and Curry House had a grand opening buffet on Feb. 2 in the space that used to be Everest Café on Solano Avenue. Former patrons of Everest Café, and other friends in the community, were invited in for a free meal. Says manager Umesh Manandhar: “The restaurant serves authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine. We hope that our friendly environment will be a place in the community for neighbors to come for tea or a delicious meal. All the pumpkin that we serve here is from our farm in Sebastopol and we are trying to grow most of the vegetables from the same farm. We also serve some vegan meals. Our main objective is to serve healthy food with friendly service.” Himalayan Tandoori and Curry House is at 1645 Solano Ave., Berkeley. [By Nancy Rubin] (more…)
Two new East Bay breweries are getting closer to opening, while B-Side BBQ and Café Rustica are calling it a day.
We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out our best bets for SF Beer Week events in the East Bay, including three Pliny the Younger sightings and an array of events for Valentine's Day.
WELCOME STRANGER A new menswear store with distinctive buffalo signage is opening in the Elmwood at 2633 Ashby Ave., next door to the Dailey Method in the old Wright’s Garage building. Welcome Stranger SF already has a store on Gough Street in San Francisco, as its name suggests. The store’s wares are described as “upscale, rugged men’s apparel and goods,” and include brands like APC jeans, Barbour jackets, Rag & Bone T-shirts and Battenwear board shorts. Welcome Stranger also sells its own brand of shirts, chinos and waxed jackets. A member of the construction crew working on the build-out said the store was expected to open this week. (more…)