In this week's Bites, Handlebar changes its name to Doc's Refresher, Nido plots a new restaurant, a socially-conscious Southern restaurant gets ready to open in Emeryville, and much more.
Two big closures to announce this week. Berkeley's Handlebar will shutter at the end of the month — but it will reopen. Emeryville's Bacano Bakery, however, is closed permanently.
Find the best spots to eat and drink along the south side of San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley.
In the fourth of our neighborhood eating and drinking guides, we zoom in on the Berkeley Warehouse District — named by us, and we think it works pretty well!
Kitchener Snack Bar begins construction, PieTisserie holds a grand opening, and much more in this week's Bites.
There's a lot more to opening a restaurant than planning a menu and hiring staff. Permits and build-outs are fun too, but require expert help.
With Handlebar Roland Robles has made the leap from food truck (Fivetenburger) to brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Thanks to the popularity of Off The Grid, food trucks have gained loyal customer bases and several are now looking at becoming full-fledged restaurants.
SLIVER PIZZERIA Sports bar and restaurant Sportivo at 2132 Center St. in downtown Berkeley will not be renewing its lease and plans to close on Dec. 15. Sliver Pizzeria is moving into the space and expects open in January 2013. Sliver says it plans to “use the freshest and finest quality ingredients on our pizza as a means to promoting human health and empowering the fight against human trafficking around the world.” Sliver Pizzeria, 2132 Center St.
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.