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Bites: Marrow closes, Shakewell, Half Orange open

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Openings, closings…

MARROW CLOSES Marrow, the lunch restaurant opened last year by Jon Kosorek (who gained a loyal following with his Jon’s Street Eats truck) has closed up shop. The last day for the meat-loving spot at 325 19th St. (at Harrison) in Oakland was July 2. Kosorek said the past year has been demanding for himself and his wife, Amy Porter Kosorek. A new baby and health concerns on both sides of the family prompted the decision, as well as the continuing hunt for a new, bigger location. Marrow sourced local, sustainably raised whole animals and then used different techniques to use the entire animal. Menu items might have included beef heart tartare along with more conventional offerings like a classic Reuben sandwich. But Kosorek had to deviate from his original concept, adding dishes like grilled cheese sandwiches and vegetarian options like tomato and avocado salads, because the market wasn’t there. “We dumbed down the menu to where it’s basically a burger joint,” he told the East Bay Express. Writing on Marrow’s Facebook page, Kosorek said he is going to work with a friend in Napa who runs “a really great open-fire catering business, and work on finding the ideal location for Marrow or the next incarnation of Marrow.”Continue reading »

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Bites: What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, IX

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Bites is Nosh’s round-up of restaurant and bar news in the East Bay. Got a tip or a scoop? Send it our way at nosh@berkeleyside.com. Bites is produced by Nosh in collaboration with Christina Mitchell, founder of East Bay Dish. (And we’ve started numbering Bites so you can check out previous editions and be sure you are up with all the food news.) 

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CHOLITA LINDA BISTRO Word on the street is that Cholita Linda, which until now has served its Latin American “dressed up” street food treats at farmers markets and the like, is opening a bistro in Temescal. The plan is to take over three stores — S&S Seafood at 4923 Telegraph Ave., a vitamin store and a hair-braiding place — and turn them into a restaurant. Cholita would be one of three foodie newbies coming to this vibrant neighborhood: Indian street food spot Juhu Beach Club, run by Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry is due to open March 1 at 5179 Telegraph Ave. in the old SR24 location; and beer and sausage place The Hog’s Apothecary is coming to 375 40th St. soon. The transformation of this vibrant Oakland neighborhood continues. There’s no word yet on Cholita Linda’s Facebook page, and attempts to reach the business had been unsuccessful at press time, but we’ll keep you posted. … Continue reading »

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