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.
Find the best spots to eat and drink along the south side of San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley.
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.