Restaurateur Chris Pastena says his landlord is unwilling to negotiate; the landlord says Pastena hasn’t been acting in good faith.
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.
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.”
The effects of new minimum wages are causing a ripple effect of changes across the East Bay restaurant scene.
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.
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.
A hot restaurant opening, a new bakery on the way, and lots more hearty food news and delicious happenings.
Two large-scale, ambitious restaurants, Forge and Lungomare, join the growing number of eateries on Oakland’s waterfront.
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.