The Cubano at Carriage House. Yelp photo by Jon D.
La Fable. Photo from Facebook.
In Old Oakland, the folks at ~DISTRICT~ have opened a to-go lunch outlet at their current location, called District Carriage House. The menu has soups like clam chowder and a seasonal vegetable choice, a variety of sandwiches including a Cubano and a burger, and pizza. They’re open Mon-Fri 11am-1:30pm, and orders can be placed by phone or in person. 827 Washington St. at 9th St. (entrance on 9th), Oakland, 510-452-0031.
~LUNGOMARE~ in Jack London Square is now serving weekend brunch. Add in the view and adult beverages, and you are set. Brunch Sat-Sun 9am-3pm. 1 Broadway at Water, Oakland, 510-444-7171.
Also in the neighborhood, the new exec chef at ~BOCANOVA~ has been announced: John Jackson. 55 Webster St. at 1st St., Oakland, 510-444-1233.
Berkeleyside notes ~LA FABLE~ (start practicing your French accent when you say it) has opened in the former Chester’s Bayview Café space. Sounds like it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with room for 30 plus an outdoor patio and a deck with bay views. 1508 Walnut St. at Vine, Berkeley, 510-849-9995.
Last week I wrote about the upcoming Next Door restaurant. Also coming to the neighborhood is ~EASY CREOLE~ by Grant Gooding, Jess McCarter, and Jeron Thomson. It started (and continues to exist) as a pop-up restaurant in San Francisco at The Residence in the Castro. Due to their success as a pop-up, they were able scrounge up enough pennies to soon open up a brick-and-mortar space in the former Ming’s Chinese Kitchen in Berkeley. The menu will feature a rotating array of New Orleans staples such as jambalaya, shrimp Creole, and red beans with rice, along with new creations like sweet vegan gumbo, spinach-mushroom étouffée, and Red Stripe jerk. They will soon be open (in about a month or so) for lunch and dinner. 1761 Alcatraz at Ellis, Berkeley.
And as previously mentioned on tablehopper, new owners of the previous Boilerhouse restaurant were opening ~ASSEMBLE~ in its place. According to Berkeleyside, they are now open for lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm. Menu items include a cheesesteak, muffaletta, and fish and chips. Dinner is coming soon. 1414 Harbour Way South at Cutting, Richmond, 510-215-6025.