Alice Waters opens a new restaurant; Mama seeks local artists

A new East Bay brewery; a scandal over a pizza shop’s ownership; more Quick Bites.

Your roundup of East Bay food news to know for Monday, June 7, 2021. Heads up: We sometimes link to sites that limit access for non-subscribers.

  • As they prepare to reopen under a new partnership, Oakland red sauce spot Mama has put out a call to local artists, seeking “stunning pieces to hang” in the restaurant, “all to be sold on consignment to our guests.” (Mama/Instagram)
  • Davina Dickens, the owner of Downtown Oakland’s Graffiti Pizza, has a Japanese mom and a Black dad, and identifies as Black. She found herself at the center of a social media storm in May, after patrons falsely claimed that she wasn’t the restaurant’s owner/actually Black, and was just attempting to capitalize on the movement to support businesses owned by BIPOC folks. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Eight-year-old North Bay beer company Headlands Brewing Company has opened its first taproom in Lafayette, with a menu of sausages and snacks as well as a “20-tap floating draught tower.” (East Bay Times)
Eve Batey (she/her) is the editor of East Bay Nosh. Email: Twitter: eveb.