The Vietnamese coffee ice cream at Humphry Slocombe. Photo © FrankenyImages.com.
Kured Pork-Betta sandwich with crispy cured pork shoulder and belly with shaved fennel salad and greens. Photo: Tory Putnam.
The communal seating at Victory Burger. Yelp photo via Aaron M.
Exciting news for ice cream fans: ~HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE~ is coming across the bay and is opening a shop in Oakland at the Hive in Uptown, joining Drake’s Brewery, Firebrand Artisan Breads, Red Bay Coffee, and Calavera. Look for an opening this summer, and Nosh reports founders Jake Godby and Sean Vahey will be launching their own Oakland flavor. Can’t wait to see what the Jesus Juice creators come up with. 2335 Broadway at 24th St., Oakland.
Chef-owner Paul Canales of ~DUENDE~ is launching Kured this Wednesday April 5th, a fast-casual lunch concept in Duende’s bodega. Come by for cured meat sandwiches, including Paul’s housemade sausages (like boudin blanc, spicy Italian, and merguez), plus the Pork-Betta Sandwich, with crispy cured pork shoulder and belly ($10), and a Crispy Chicken Sandwich ($8). There are also three salads. Open Wed-Fri 11am-2pm. 468 19th St. at Broadway, Oakland.
Rachel Herbert’s San Francisco-based Park Café Group (Dolores Park Café, Precita Park Café, Duboce Park Café) is now expanding to the East Bay and opening ~PARADISE PARK CAFÉ~ in the former Actual Café on the Emeryville/North Oakland border, which is an area Herbert was happy to discover is called Paradise Park. She said she knew Actual was a great 49-seat café and an important part of the neighborhood, and she wants to bring something good to the area.
It will have a similar offering to the Precita Park Café menu, with breakfast items, smoothies and juices, sandwiches, salads, and plenty of organic, healthy, and vegan options. They will be serving Equator Coffee and are currently tasting for another small Oakland coffee to highlight as well. Local beer will be on tap (with many of the new brews popping up). They are targeting June, hours will be 7am-8pm. 6334 San Pablo Ave. at Alcatraz, Oakland.
But wait, there’s more! Herbert is also taking over the flanking (and closed) ~VICTORY BURGER~ space and will be using the 20-seat space (indoor and outdoor) to host pop-ups, primarily dinner pop-ups. Look for more details on that soon, including a final name. For now, they’re referring to it as Paradise Kitchen Pop-Up. 1099 Alcatraz Ave. at San Pablo Ave., Oakland.
Was sorry to read in the Palmento a Dopo newsletter that the group has decided to close ~ADESSO~ after eight years of serving us some awesome salumi and wines and more. They haven’t set a date yet, but will be running some specials in these final weeks. In their note, they say: “We’d love to see and hear from all of you. It’s truly impossible to overstate how much we appreciate all the employees and customers who have made the past eight years possible.” 4395 Piedmont Ave. at Pleasant Valley Rd., Oakland, 510-601-0305.