CURBSIDE CREAMERY We told you about Curbside Creamery back in July. Owner Tori Wentworth, a Cal alumna, is still planning on opening up her ice cream shop in Oakland’s fashionable Temescal Alley. While she waits for the build-out and permitting to happen, she can be found in the alley with her cart on Saturdays, 1-5pm, serving treats such as Earl Grey ice cream (pictured above). Curbside focuses on cashew-based vegan ice creams, though regular dairy flavors are also available. Think bourbon whiskey and vanilla, or mint stracciatella. Wentworth has also been popping up at the Grand Lake farmer’s market, and hopes to make that a regular gig. Follow Curbside Creamery on Facebook to keep udpated on the cart’s whereabouts and progress on the brick-and-mortar spot which, when it opens, will be when the shop opens will be at 482 49th St.
CHOLITA LINDA Also in Temescal, Cholita Linda (which we alerted you to almost a year ago) should be opening very soon, likely sometime in February, serving “eclectic Latin” fare, often inspired by delicious street food, and including fish tacos. While you wait for the restaurant to open, catch Cholita Linda on the go at farmers’ markets including Jack London Square and Rockridge. When they do throw their doors open, they will be at 4923 Telegraph Ave. (at 49th St.). As always, following their progress on their Facebook page seems wise counsel.
THE STATION It’s been a long time coming (we first tipped you about it in July 2012), but new burger and breakfast joint The Station opened on Saturday Jan. 18 in the former Viva Taqueria building at 2984 Russell St. (in the triangle where Russell, Claremont Avenue, and Claremont Boulevard meet). Sandy Boyd of Espresso Roma, Milano Café and the French Hotel, is the owner. The simple menu which consists of a burger, a hot dog, a grilled cheese sandwich, a veggie sandwich, and a mixed salad. Breakfast options include a scrambled-egg wrap, steel-cut oatmeal and pastries. Read more on this week’s Shop Talk. The Station is open 7 a.m-8:30 p.m.
BONITA FISH MARKET We brought you news of a new fishmonger in Berkeley in November. Bonita Fish Market is owned and operated by Hong Nguyen working with commercial fisherman Truc Vuong who supplies the market with fresh seafood daily. Both men grew up in Berkeley and say that their knowledge of exactly where the fish are coming from gives them an advantage over other stores. The East Bay Express has more details. Bonita Fish Market is at 1941 University Ave., Berkeley, a block from Trader Joe’s. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tel: 510-529-4372.
SENIORE’S PIZZA Another new pizza joint has opened in the Telegraph Avenue neighborhood, replacing Pepe’s Pizza which closed up shop. Seniore’s is part of a small Northern Californian chain with a total of five stores and they offer free delivery. The opening comes on the heels of two other new pizza spots nearby: Artichoke Basillesand, more recently, Pieology. Seniore’s Pizza is at 2518 Durant Ave. (at Telegraph).
What else is going on…
GRILLED CHEESE FUNDRAISER Grilled Cheez Guy (aka occasional Nosh contributor Michael Davidson) is launching a pop-up at Fred’s Deli and Market in Berkeley and is kicking it off tonight with a fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. It’s happening at 7 p.m. at Fred’s Deli and Market at 2521 Telegraph Ave. (at Dwight). All sales from tonight will go to the American Red Cross. On the menu? Well, what else? Grilled cheese sandwiches of course.
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