The East Bay's biggest food stories included Mezzo salads, Ippudo ramen, the death of Andronico's and Norikonoko, the rise of "fast casual," and salted cheese teas.
After sitting empty for almost two years, the former Pyramid building on Gilman Street is to be reborn as a light manufacturing and startup hub.
Catch up on all of this week's food news, like Hoi Polloi's expansion and Genova Delicatessen's uncertain future, in this week's Bites. Plus, get the deets on Super Bowl and Valentine's Day specials!
The much anticipated opening of the Walnut Creek outpost of popular Spanish tapas restaurant, Telefèric, is set for Sunday. These details, and more, in this week's Bites.
Passione Pizza now has a fully functional food truck, Park Street Grill has debuted in Alameda, and much more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.
Retail West hopes to develop the recently vacated Pyramid building on Gilman into a "campus" of small-scale breweries, distilleries and food businesses.
In this week's Bites, news on Grand Lake Kitchen's expansion, an Oakland outpost for the toast-slinging San Francisco coffee shop Trouble and much more.
West Berkeley's Pyramid Alehouse has permanently closed in order for the Seattle-based brewery to focus on its Pacific Northwest operations.
HENRY IV PART 1 AT JOHN HINKEL PARK Berkeley’s beautiful amphitheater at John Hinkel Park plays host to The Free Theater for four weekends, starting on Sat., July 11. The company is putting on a spartan, feisty production of Shakespeare’s play Henry IV Part 1. Just like when Shotgun mounted productions at the open-air amphitheater, it will be “pass the hat” after the show with sausages on the grill. Music will be played, swords will be clashed, and impassioned text will take hold of the space. The fledgling company is mentored by Shotgun Players as part of its Make a Difference program. Henry IV Part 1 runs through Sunday Aug. 2. Watch a video about the production, and get full details, on The Free Theater’s website. (more…)
PUBLIC HEALTH BLOCK PARTY The city hopes to address “health inequities and improve outcomes” at its public health block party on Saturday, 10am-2pm near the entrance to the Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. in South Berkeley. Come receive information and resources, such as screenings for blood pressure, glucose, bone density, and Hepatitis C. People can also get assistance with applications for Covered California, the state health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act that provides federally subsidized rates. Not only that, there is free food, courtesy of Acme Bread and Phat Beets Produce, and delicious smoothies created by a “Smoothie Bike,” as well as a Kid Zone and free haircuts courtesy of stylists from South Berkeley barber shop DnD Cuts. (more…)
We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out our best bets for SF Beer Week events in the East Bay, including three Pliny the Younger sightings and an array of events for Valentine's Day.
American bistro Captain & Corset is live in Uptown Oakland, and BBQ spot Perdition Smokehouse opens June 20 in Berkeley.
Sierra Nevada, the craft brewing company known for its pale ale, is planning to open a tasting room on Fourth Street by the end of the year.