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Posted inBusiness

Elmwood Café kickstarts its benevolent business model

Nine months after taking over the moribund, but previously much-loved, Ozzie’s Soda Fountain space on College Avenue, the Elmwood Café is in a position to put into action its rather original business model. The café’s brasserie-style hours and its menu, much of which is prepared by former Café Fanny staffers, have proved popular with Berkeleyans, and the […]

Posted inNosh

Berkeley Bites: Paul Arenstam and Charlene Reis, Summer Kitchen & Bake Shop

Chef owners Paul Arenstam and Charlene Reis have a slow food sensibility in a take-out business better known for fast food. That’s because the culinary couple (partners in life too) come with stellar cooking credentials: She’s an-ex Chez Panisse pastry chef, he did stints at upscale L.A. joints before landing at San Francisco’s acclaimed Rubicon. […]

Posted inBusiness, Nosh

Summer Kitchen and Elmwood zoning: A follow-up

Following our post yesterday on the Summer Kitchen and the Elmwood business district’s “quota system”, Berkeley council-member Gordon Wozniak, whose remit includes the neighborhood in question, wrote in with his view: “While I agree with Jon that there should be a balance between food service and retail in the Elmwood, whether or not the Summer Kitchen […]