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.
Ethiopian coffee shop Anfilo has opened in Oakland, and sour beer brewery The Rare Barrel is on its way to Berkeley. This and more food news in Bites.
New Caribbean joint Miss Ollie's opens in Oakland, Assemble going into BoilerHouse space in Richmond, and Paul Canales about to open Duende. Food news, in Bites.