Restaurateur Chris Pastena says his landlord is unwilling to negotiate; the landlord says Pastena hasn’t been acting in good faith.
Ex-employees file suit against Calavera restaurant
Three former employees of the Oakland restaurant have filed suit for wage theft. The employees, along with a restaurant worker’s group, held a protest of Calavera on April 1.
Eat grasshoppers with your mezcal at Calavera
Calavera, Uptown Oakland’s newly opened Mexican joint, is serving up everything from housemade tortillas and 35-ingredient mole to crisp, fried grasshoppers and cocktails with Oaxacan “salt air.”
East Bay restaurants adapt to new minimum wage
The effects of new minimum wages are causing a ripple effect of changes across the East Bay restaurant scene.
Oakland raises minimum wage, more news
Oakland raises its minimum wage to $12.25, prompting many changes at local restaurants, Mr. Espresso wins an SCAA award, and much more in this week’s Bites.
Bay Grape, Building 43, Communitē Table, more
New wine shops, a Taiwanese spot in Uptown Oakland, kettle corn, BBQ and sour beer… it’s a bumper week for East Bay food news.
What’s new in East Bay food, XVIII
A hot restaurant opening, a new bakery on the way, and lots more hearty food news and delicious happenings.
Two big new restaurants land in Jack London Square
Two large-scale, ambitious restaurants, Forge and Lungomare, join the growing number of eateries on Oakland’s waterfront.
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, III
New Caribbean joint Miss Ollie’s opens in Oakland, Assemble going into BoilerHouse space in Richmond, and Paul Canales about to open Duende. Food news, in Bites.