This month, 18 new East Bay restaurants opened and eight permanently closed.
Contra Costa County restaurants are already seating diners outside; Alameda County eateries will start serving al fresco this Friday.
Our last roundup of 2019 tallies more than 20 new East Bay restaurants and 11 closures.
Boichik Bagels, Spinning Bones and Superhero Desserts join 16 businesses that opened in November; 10 closed, including Flora, Bacheesos Berkeley and Doña Tomás.
This month, 28 new restaurants opened, including Tartine Bakery in Berkeley, Nido’s Backyard in Oakland and Mama Lamees in Emeryville; 15 businesses closed.
Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, San Leandro, Richmond and San Ramon have welcomed 15 new restaurants this month.
Twenty new restaurants and bars opened, including Bar Shiru, Emporium Oakland and Cupcakin’ at Swan’s Market; eight closed.
Creekwood and Western Pacific now serving Berkeley; Marin Pizza takes place of Farm Burger; FOB Kitchen at Juhu Beach Club space; Bierhaus, Co Nam and Burlap Coffee to Oakland. Some significant closures too.