Big news for Berkeley barbecue and beer fans: Perdition Smokehouse has closed suddenly. Details on this story, and much more, in this week's Bites.
A new café/co-working spot in Oakland, new details on a forthcoming brewery in West Berkeley, and more hot food news.
Owner Jamal Zahid has reimagined his Temescal restaurant space — which formerly was called Tanjia — with a new chef and a new menu.
There's a new high-end liquor store on Grand Avenue and a new French bistro coming to Lakeshore, as well as kosher sushi to Afikomen Judaica.