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Bites: Chick’n Rice coming to Berkeley, Swan’s Market turns 100, Duende deal
Get caught up on this week’s noteworthy East Bay food news and events.
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.
Taylor’s Sausages: Linked to past, trending today
The last surviving business from the original Housewives Market, Taylor’s Sausages has a devoted staff and a loyal clientele.
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.
With café, market spot it’s Red Bay Coffee’s moment
The socially conscious coffee company is off and running after a successful crowdfunding campaign; it also takes over Blue Bottle’s coveted farmers market spot in Berkeley.
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.
Box and Bells closes, Haven on pause, more
James Syhabout’s Box and Bells has closed, Daniel Patterson is rethinking Haven, and much more in this week’s Bites.
CREAM, B-Dama, See’s Candies, Eat Real Fest
Lots of new openings to report, including a new CREAM ice-cream sandwich spot — and Eat Real Fest is back this weekend!
Alcohol-free bar set for Berkeley (say what?)
While an “alcohol-alternative” bar is coming to Berkeley, a straight-up speakeasy has opened in Alameda.
What’s new in East Bay food, XXXIV
New New York style pizza coming to Berkeley, plus a Thai spot for Rockridge, and food made for stoners. It’s all here in the new Bites!
Swan’s Marketplace: Oakland’s new gourmet hotspot
The popularity of Swan’s Market, built in 1917, has waxed and waned over the years, but now, with popups and a wave of new restaurants, it’s most definitely in.