Two big closures to announce this week. Berkeley’s Handlebar will shutter at the end of the month — but it will reopen. Emeryville’s Bacano Bakery, however, is closed permanently.
Kitchener Snack Bar begins construction, PieTisserie holds a grand opening, and much more in this week’s Bites.
There’s a lot more to opening a restaurant than planning a menu and hiring staff. Permits and build-outs are fun too, but require expert help.
With Handlebar Roland Robles has made the leap from food truck (Fivetenburger) to brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Thanks to the popularity of Off The Grid, food trucks have gained loyal customer bases and several are now looking at becoming full-fledged restaurants.
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.