510 Update: Baked Goods News and B Restaurant Closes


The chocolate bomb at Donut Savant. Photo via Facebook.

According to a post on Chowhound, ~DONUT SAVANT~ is now open in Oakland in an old Lee’s Donuts shop. East Bay Express posted an in-depth account of the fried little numbers, which are more like donut holes. Seems the “chocolate bomb” (with dark chocolate cake, Irish whiskey ganache, and Guinness and Baileys glaze) is the way to go. Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm and Sat 8am-2pm. 1934 Broadway at 19th St., Oakland.

Berkeleyside mentions ~THE BREAD GARDEN~ (open since 1973) is closing up, and the owner, David Morris, is moving the business to Paso Robles. Here’s more: “Morris said he plans to close the Claremont neighborhood bakery, home to the 19th-century baguette, cheese rolls, cinnamon swirl bread, and pizza bread, among other things, by July 1.” 2912 Domingo Ave. at Russell, Berkeley, 510-548-3122.

The Scoop announced ~B RESTAURANT~ has closed, and it looks like Paul Ferrari of AG Ferrari may be taking over the space, stand by. 499 9th St. at Washington, Oakland, 510-251-8770.