510 News: Nido in Oakland, Turkish Kitchen in Berkeley, Hopscotch, More


Nido tamales; photo from Facebook.

Diablo Dish brings word that ~NIDO~ will be opening a brick-and-mortar location in Jack London Square (it’s the same Nido as Nido community foods, delivering homemade Mexican meals to folks in the area). Chef-owner Silvia McCollow and her husband Cory reportedly hope to open their new spot by September. Here’s more on what they’ll be offering: “Nido will have an emphasis on the Pacific coast region of Mexico so expect a lot of fresh seafood dishes such as whole wood-grilled fish and ceviche crudo, in addition to her popular tamales de pavo, made with slow-braised Mary’s organic turkey.” Bonus: Jaynelle St. Jean of PieTisserie will also have a permanent space in the new project, serving “flavors such as Okinawan sweet potato, kumquat custard, and banana chai cream (nice!).”

Last week we reported that Maoz Vegetarian had closed, and now Berkleyside mentions ~TURKISH KITCHEN~ is opening a second location in its place later this summer. 2395 Telegraph Ave. at Channing, Berkeley.

~HOPSCOTCH~ restaurant in Uptown Oakland has added lunch service Tue-Fri from 11:30am-3pm. New dishes include fish and chips with duck fat chips and a fried oyster po’ boy served on a French roll. At happy hour, $2 beers and $5 red and white wine options are available Tue-Fri from 3pm-5pm. 1915 San Pablo Ave. at 19th St., Oakland, 510-788-6217.

One more item: ~NOTHING BUNDT CAKES~ has arrived in Emeryville at 5745 Christie in Powell Street Plaza. The bakery is now open and will host several grand-opening activities in July.