This month, nearly 20 new restaurants, bars and cafés opened in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Alameda.
Tim "Buna" Babilla has found a new home for his popular breakfast sandwich pop-up inside Spats in downtown Berkeley.
Find out the latest food news, updates and events happening in the East Bay.
Downtown Berkeley seems to be undergoing a restaurant and bar boom. Here's what's new, and what's headed your way soon.
Thanks to the generosity of the Berkeleyside community, our Advertising Director Wendy Cohen delivered just short of $3,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank on Friday morning.
Mark your calendars, if you haven’t already: Thursday, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m., Berkeleyside is throwing a holiday get-together at Spats on Shattuck Avenue.
MID CENTURY MØBLER OPENS Furniture store Mid Century Møbler has opened in Berkeley (on Ashby Avenue near Orchard Hardware and Looking Glass Photo), having relocated from a small warehouse in San Francisco’s Mission district. Owned by Julian Goldklang, the store specializes in importing vintage Danish Modern and authentic 1950s and 1960s furniture. All its inventory is hand-selected on quarterly buying trips to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, England and Scotland. According to marketing director Tomas Hemstad, the 7,500-square-foot showroom makes the store the largest supplier of vintage furniture in Northern California. Hemstad says that, though they loved San Francisco, the four partners who run the business wanted to continue to grow the company in a location that had “a strong existing design community and more space to expand physically.” “We wanted our new location to be a space where customers could easily come and browse our huge collection. Our new shop also provides a massive space to hold events and workshops, which will be regular happenings in the coming months,” he said. Mid Century Møbler is at 1065 Ashby Ave., Berkeley 94710. Current hours are Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and by appointment the rest of the week. Connect with the store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (more…)
So much news! Openings include Herb n' Chicken, Spats, Grand Fare and Steel Rail and a whiskey distillery is on its way.
Two new East Bay breweries are getting closer to opening, while B-Side BBQ and Café Rustica are calling it a day.
It's taken longer than expected, but the Spats team in Berkeley is aiming for a soft opening in April.
With new owners having recently bought Spats, the bar may be poised to open again this fall.
ALPHA DESIGN A new custom upholstery store has opened at 2001 San Pablo Ave., on the corner of University Avenue). Alpha Design has over 250 frame styles for chairs and sofas and over 1,000 types of fabric. Typical frame jobs take about two to three weeks on average, with a company in Los Angeles handling the actual upholstery. The product styles range from traditional and modern to more unusual frames, like a seven-foot tall “Dr. Seuss” chair. Owner Hans Reinhardt said Alpha Design will be launching a new website in the next two weeks.