Adesso on Piedmont Avenue is a convivial spot with a well-curated Italian wine list. But the real draw to Dopo’s sister restaurant is its charcuterie program.
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, V
Bites is Nosh’s round-up of restaurant and bar openings and closings in the East Bay. Got a tip or scoop? Send it our way to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening, I
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.
Armed robberies in Berkeley used Craigslist fraud
Four armed robberies in Berkeley this summer used a Craigslist fraud to lure victims. In all the reported crimes, victims saw an ad on Craigslist and arranged to meet the purported seller at his alleged home address. Upon arriving, the victims were held up at gunpoint. Similar crimes have been reported in Oakland this summer, […]
Snapshot: Grégoire Jacquet, owner of Grégoire Restaurant
Grégoire Jacquet: finds it hard to think of anywhere he would rather live than Berkeley. Photo: Pete Rosos Grégoire Jacquet was born in Versailles, France. When he was young, his family moved to the village of Grazay in the Loire Valley. His father spent most of his time away working as a car salesman. A […]
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
Berkeley Resole SOLE REPAIR Back in January, we reported that Marmot Mountain Works, near Ashby Station, was due to close. And indeed it came to pass last month. But, be aware that climbing shoe repair services are still being offered there. How? Because Tom Wandall, the chap who had operated that service as a Marmot […]
Student who fell from frat house in serious condition
The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on Piedmont Avenue A 20-year old Cal student who fell almost three stories Saturday night after climbing down a drainpipe on the side of a fraternity suffered serious head injuries and blood loss, according to police. The young man, whom police have not identified, fell from the Phi Gamma […]
Berkeley firefighters tend to smoking van in the Elmwood
Two Berkeley fire engines were in attendance at around 8:00pm Wednesday in the 2900 block of Piedmont Avenue in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood due to a report that smoke was pouring out of the windows of a white van parked at the corner of Piedmont and Ashby. Firefighters used axes to break windows as well as […]
Berkeley city: No truth to viral email predicting quake
The Hayward Fault runs along the East Bay hills and through the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, San Jose and others. UPDATE 4:07 pm: Genie Stowers, the professor who sent out the original email issued an apology this afternoon by email. Here it is: Last week, I sent out an email to […]
Piedmont Avenue reopened: New road, sidewalk, bike path
All the power lines have been under-grounded at the newly reopened northbound lane of Piedmont Avenue. Photo: Tracey Taylor Those of you who take Berkeley’s Piedmont Avenue regularly to get from A to B will be delighted to have seen that the northbound lane has reopened — and it’s much enhanced since it was closed […]
Quakes: All you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Map showing the Hayward Fault. Source: USGS Last week’s series of earthquakes in Berkeley had Berkeleyans, including Berkeleyside readers, all a-twitter about the possible significance of the rash of tremors, their concentration and location. We spoke to geophysicist Paul Caruso at the National Earthquake Information Center to sort out fact from fiction. What can you […]
Berkeley’s 4th quake of day a 3.8 at 2307 Piedmont Ave
Update, 10.22.11: This just in from Lisa Carlson: Thursday night at Rita Moreno’s one-woman show about her extraordinary life as a performer at the Berkeley Rep, about 10 minutes into her opening, we had a strong earthquake, around 3.9, the second one of the day here — an aftershock, we were told. Loud and deep. I […]