Another week packed with exciting East Bay food news, including a new sushi restaurant from the Bowl'd crew, and a new Berkeley bakery.
Curbside Creamery, a new brick-and-mortar ice cream shop, is set to open in Oakland's Temescal Alley on Friday.
Calling all vegan and/or gluten-free residents of Berkeley (that’s at least half the city, no?) a new restaurant is opening just for you.
Popular North Berkeley restaurant Nature's Express closed this week unexpectedly, with promises to re-open soon. We found out why.
BELLHOPS Moving just got a little easier. In May, Bellhops set up operations in Berkeley. Using a business model akin to Uber or Lyft, the company hires local college students, or “bellhops,” to provide customers with moving help. The company started three years ago in Auburn, Alabama, and rapidly expanded to 145 cities across the country. Currently, around 80 UC Berkeley students are available for customers within 15 miles of campus, according to co-founder Matt Paterson. Operations are decentralized, and the company doesn’t own any trucks or garages, but its employees can rent moving vans if the customer requests it. As Patterson puts it, Bellhops is perfect for those who don’t need a professional service and instead could just use some helping hands. And the company recognizes that letting strangers handle your possessions can be nerve-racking, which is why it sends customers pictures and profiles of bellhops before they arrive. Trust and exceptional customer service are central to the company’s mission, said Patterson. (more…)
Lots of openings in Berkeley to report, from neighborhood bar and restaurant Townie to vegan eatery Sanctuary Bistro.
Berkeley natives Ari and Andrew Cohen are making delicious ice cream in West Berkeley without a dairy product in site.
This week's Bites has something for everyone: Japanese food, juice, cupcakes, vegetarian fare, wine, whiskey and much more.
Berkeley's hotly anticipated Westbrae Biergarten has soft opened, Old Oakland's The Cook and Her Farmer is live.
ONE MEDICAL GROUP The “fastest-growing primary care practice in the country” has opened an office in Berkeley, at 1801 Shattuck Ave. at Hearst. One Medical Group says it offers “high-quality care and modern conveniences that you wouldn’t find at your typical doctor’s office” and its services are “designed around patients’ needs and busy lifestyles.” One Medical is throwing an opening celebration at its new office on Thursday June 5 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. There will be food from Liba Falafel , wine and beer, and a raffle to win some local goodies. RSVPs are appreciated. (more…)
It's all happening on Oakland's Grand Avenue, and Charlie Hallowell is giving back to the community big time.
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…)