New to the Bay Area in 2002, speaking no English, Lama Rabten got a job bussing tables. Now he is running his own Berkeley restaurant.
Bites is Nosh’s round-up of restaurant openings, happenings and closings in the East Bay. Got a tip or scoop? Send it our way to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT DOOR RESTAURANT Looks like the old Addie’s Pizza Pie space at 3290 Adeline St. has a new tenant and a new eatery called Next Door Restaurant should be opening there soon. Addie’s, a New York-style pizzeria, was run by Jennifer Millar, who owns Sweet Adeline Bakeshop a block down the street, and Thomas Schnetz of Doña Tomás, Flora and Tacubaya fame. It closed in May last year after barely two years in business. Interestingly, one of the two names on the ABC application (pictured left) is Henry August Alvarez III. Could this be one and the same as the director of the San Francisco Housing Authority? More details to follow. (more…)
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