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.
Joanna Della Penna
Freelancer Joanna Della Penna has written about food, people and the arts in the Bay Area since moving here from the East Coast in 2001, and was Gayot's Northern California regional restaurant editor for 10 years. She lives in East Richmond Heights with her husband and son.
PiQ in downtown Berkeley closes; new Italian café slated to take its place
A new Italian spot, called Passione Caffè, will be opening in the Shattuck Square space, possibly as soon as next week.
The East Bay restaurants that opened and closed in October
New locations for Pyeong Chang Tofu, Benchmark Pizzeria, and Beauty’s Bagel Shop join more than 20 new restaurants in the East Bay this month; while eight eateries closed.
Berkeley’s Jazzcaffè still feels like a secret after 15 years
The underground café in the California Jazz Conservatory is still often ‘discovered’ by surprised diners who have unknowingly walked past it. Inside they’ll find a charming hidden gem.