510 News: Deep Roots Wine Bar Opens, Dinner at Liba Falafel, TrueBurger Open, More


The colorful salads at Liba Falafel. Photo from Facebook.

The latest project in Swan’s Marketplace has arrived. As we previously reported, it’s an extension of Periscope Cellars from Brendan Eliason, and offers a wine bar called ~DEEP ROOTS WINE BAR~ alongside ~HEN HOUSE~, the food side of the operation from Celeste Cooper and Ally Lopez (reported in Scoop). On the regularly changing menu you’ll find a small selection of pizzas, salads, and a heartier daily dish. As for drinks, they’ve got wine, low-alcohol cocktails, and Hamm’s (and only Hamm’s) for beer. Hours are lunch Wed-Fri 11:30am-3pm, dinner Wed-Sat 5pm-9pm, and brunch Sat 10:30am-3pm. 907 Washington St. at 9th St., Oakland, 510-229-4399.

~LIBA FALAFEL~’s brick-and-mortar location is now open for dinner from 5pm-8pm Monday through Friday, according to a post on their Facebook page. They’ll be serving their usual incredible array of seasonal salads and toppings, get it! 380 17th St. at Webster, Oakland, 415-806-5422.

We’ve been tracking on Facebook the second location of ~TRUEBURGER~ on Broadway in Oakland and it looks like it’s now open. The menu offers a basic selection of burgers, including a vegetarian mushroom option, plus fries and milk shakes with various mix-ins. Hours are Tue-Sat 11am-3pm, with dinner hours coming soon. 4101 Broadway at 41st St., 510-883-8808.

ABC license activity and Yelp reports are saying that neighborhood fixture ~TAIWAN RESTAURANT~ in Berkeley is closing. 2071 University Ave. at Shattuck, 510-845-1456.