The patio at Forge. Photo courtesy Forge.
My friend who lives in the neighborhood let me know that ~BREADS OF INDIA~ has reopened in Berkeley after a fire in 2012, and this report from Berkeleyside Nosh confirms it. Their many fans will be glad to get back to sampling their daily specials, breads, and curries. Hours are daily 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm.
Nosh also caught the news that Berkeley’s ~LE PETIT CHEVAL~ has been replaced by ~CHENGDU STYLE RESTAURANT~. The new spot is serving Chengdu- and Szechuan-syle dishes at lunch and dinner, and the initial Yelp reports are positive, if brief. Le Cheval’s locations in Oakland and Walnut Creek remain open. 2600 Bancroft Way at Bowditch, 510-704-8018.
~FORGE~ is celebrating their first anniversary on Thursday January 30th with (what else?) pizza at their Jack London Square location. Happy Hour specials will be available all day, and you can get free pizza from 4pm-5pm. There will also be some festive live music from 7pm-11pm. 66 Franklin St. at Water, Oakland. 510-268-3200.