Lots of openings in Berkeley to report, from neighborhood bar and restaurant Townie to vegan eatery Sanctuary Bistro.
Berkeley's hotly anticipated Westbrae Biergarten has soft opened, Old Oakland's The Cook and Her Farmer is live.
44 Restaurant & Bar has taken over the Next Door space in Berkeley, while farm-sourced food will be on the menu at Township in Oakland.
LOOK OUT, AUSTIN We brought you the news last week that a BBQ spot called Perdition Smokehouse would be taking over the space that was briefly Amadeus at 2050 University Ave. The Chronicle’s Inside Scoop reports that Chuck Stilphen, who runs The Trappist in Oakland, Ol Beercafé & Bottle Shop in Walnut Creek, and Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, is behind the venture. With chef Michael O’Brien at the grill, the plan is to provide Texas-style barbeque. Stilphen, known for his craft beers, told Inside Scoop: “Our main goal there is to provide good barbeque. The beer just kind of goes with it.” Stilphen hopes Perdition can be open in June. (more…)