The hot pot spread at Gogi Time. Photo from Facebook.
Berkeleyside Nosh caught the news back in August that Korean barbecue and hot pot restaurant ~GOGI TIME~ is moving into Oakland. Now, according to a Facebook post, the restaurant will be soft opening on Wednesday December 4th and Thursday December 5th, starting at 5pm. They’ll be serving a limited menu at 20 percent off, with a full menu and lunch to come later in December. 2600 Telegraph Ave. at 26th St., Oakland, 510-834-5757.
On Saturday December 7th, ~ARTÍS COFFEE~ is opening its doors in Berkeley. The new coffee shop is offering something beyond the usual pour-over coffee choices: they are actually roasting on-site, in front of their customers, from raw beans that you select. So, you go in, pick your raw beans, and they’ll roast them right there while you wait. They’re using a new roaster called the “Java Master”. SFWeekly has a lot of details on the concept and roasting technique, if you’re curious, plus some details on their fancy new brewing machine, too. 1717B 4th St. at Virginia, Berkeley, 510-982-6063.