Catch up on the latest East Bay food news and upcoming events.
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Don’t miss the latest food news, updates and events happening in the East Bay.
Berkeley cook shot during robbery near Ashby BART, one of several in area
Oscar Castaneda, a cook at Comal, was violently attacked while walking home from his shift. There have been at least two other similar crimes in the area recently.
Genova Deli, People’s Café, The Wolf, more
Genova Delicatessen’s last day in business is April 30, People’s Café has moved across the street and The Wolf will open in the former Bay Wolf space. This news, and more, in today’s Bites.
New Public Market tenants, La Crema, more
There are two new tenants headed to Emeryville’s Public Market — a Peruvian restaurant and a macaron shop. These details, and more, in this week’s Bites.
Mr. Dewie’s, Noodle Theory Provisions, more
This week’s Bites is full of good news — Mr. Dewie’s has opened in Albany, Noodle Theory Provisions is now open, Perdition Smokehouse’s beer list may rise again and much more.
The Advocate names new chef as Griffiths departs
Joseph Humphrey, who has earned several Michelin stars in his career to date is taking over from John Griffiths at the 7-month-old restaurant.
Antoinette, Temescal Brewing, Belotti, more
Learn about The New Normal’s name change to Temescal Brewing, and get updates on Kobani, Belotti Ristorante, Hawker Fare, and much more in this week’s Bites.
East Bay Restaurant Week specials begin Thursday
Oakland and Berkeley’s Restaurant Weeks begin Jan. 14 and run through the end of the month. Over 100 restaurants across the region are participating this year.
Perdition closes, changes at Oliveto
Big news for Berkeley barbecue and beer fans: Perdition Smokehouse has closed suddenly. Details on this story, and much more, in this week’s Bites.
Cali cuisine meets Mediterranean at The Advocate
The newest addition to the Elmwood district of Berkeley offers a mostly successful melding of California ingredients and Mediterranean sensibilities. That, and delicious cocktails.
Bucci’s and The Growlers’ Arms both closing
Longstanding Emeryville restaurant Bucci’s has announced its closure while the nearby Public Market continues to take shape. This news, and much more, in this week’s Bites.