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Bites: What’s new in East Bay food, XIX

Hoi Polloi friends and supporters have been doing lots of work at the Alcatraz Avenue space to get it ready to open. They're shown here getting rid of the old vinyl tile. Photo: Courtesy of Hoi Polloi
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Bites is Berkeleyside Nosh’s round-up of restaurant, bar and food-related news in the East Bay. To stay up-to-speed with all that’s going on locally, read our daily Nosh Wire, and check out previous editions of Bites. We always love receiving food-related tips at nosh@berkeleyside.com.

Openings, closings…

BEER GARDEN OPEN Moxy Beer Garden, in South Berkeley, opened recently at 3136 Sacramento St. The business is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and offers burgers and fries as well as beers. Recent customers have raved about truffle fries and say the spot will be “in heavy rotation” for nights out. Read more on Berkeleyside about Moxy.

TOMO’S JAPANESE CUISINE Tomo’s Japanese Cuisine plans to open next week at 2026 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley, a space that used to be Chinese restaurant Lee Wah. Details are thin, but Chef Tomo Owada says on the restaurant’s website that his eatery will provide traditional Japanese food with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients. (Hat tip: Lawrence Grown) … Continue reading »

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Berkeley Bites: Alice Waters

Alice Waters.
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Do Berkeleyside readers even need an introduction to the mother of the American fresh, local, sustainable, organic food movement?

Alice Waters is a living legend. For four decades, the California cuisine innovator, Chez Panisse chef, Edible Schoolyard founder, school food reformer, and Slow Food advocate, has influenced how people in this country buy, cook, eat, talk, and think about food.

As with any icon, Waters has her fans and foes. Some see her as … Continue reading »

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Berkeley Bites: Paul Arenstam and Charlene Reis, Summer Kitchen & Bake Shop

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Chef owners Paul Arenstam and Charlene Reis have a slow food sensibility in a take-out business better known for fast food. That’s because the culinary couple (partners in life too) come with stellar cooking credentials: She’s an-ex Chez Panisse pastry chef, he did stints at upscale L.A. joints before landing at San Francisco’s acclaimed Rubicon. A decade ago Arenstam opened his own restaurant, Belon, in the city.

But running a high-end brasserie in the Tenderloin proved untenable; when business faltered, … Continue reading »

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Slow Food Berkeley eats in the new year

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The Berkeley chapter of the Slow Food organization is ushering in the new year and welcoming its 200 new members with a  festive potluck lunch on Saturday January 9, 12-3pm.

The event will be held at the Bread Project space at the Berkeley Adult School. There will be  “food, drink, music … Continue reading »

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