We visited five shops in Berkeley and Oakland serving up some of the East Bay’s best donuts.
Thirty-five Oakland restaurateurs have signed a letter to Mayor Libby Schaaf protesting a rise in compost fees which could set some back as much as $11,000 a year.
44 Restaurant & Bar has taken over the Next Door space in Berkeley, while farm-sourced food will be on the menu at Township in Oakland.
LOOK OUT, AUSTIN We brought you the news last week that a BBQ spot called Perdition Smokehouse would be taking over the space that was briefly Amadeus at 2050 University Ave. The Chronicle’s Inside Scoop reports that Chuck Stilphen, who runs The Trappist in Oakland, Ol Beercafé & Bottle Shop in Walnut Creek, and Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, is behind the venture. With chef Michael O’Brien at the grill, the plan is to provide Texas-style barbeque. Stilphen, known for his craft beers, told Inside Scoop: “Our main goal there is to provide good barbeque. The beer just kind of goes with it.” Stilphen hopes Perdition can be open in June. (more…)
Three years on, Local 123, a popular cafe in west Berkeley, has created a community -- and expanded its borders beyond its San Pablo Avenue location.