The Build logo.
The Pizzeria Delfina logo.
The sign at Moxy. Photo via Facebook.
Opening today in Berkeley is ~BUILD PIZZERIA ROMA~, by Lisa Holt and David Shapiro of Rustic Restaurants LLC (Milliken Creek Inn & Spa in Napa, Hotel Yountville). (This is the project that previously had the name A90, until that confusing/derivative/copycat name got shut down. Although now looking at the new goldenrod Build branding, all I can think of is Pizzeria Delfina. Like, a lot.) Anyway, the concept is build-your-own, Roman-style, thin-crust pizza; there are also side dishes, craft beers (curated by Brandon Borgel), 12 Northern California wines on tap, and cocktails by Scott Beattie. The chef is Brian Langevin, most recently the executive chef at Tony Gemignani’s Pizza Rock in Sacramento. Open daily 11:30am-late; lunch coming soon. 2284 Shattuck Ave. at Bancroft, Berkeley, 510-898-1839.
Since we’re on the topic of pizza, ~A16 ROCKRIDGE~ is looking like a late May opening for now; stand by. You can refresh your memory with the project details here. 5356 College Ave. at Hudson, Oakland.
Opening this Thursday at 5pm in Berkeley is ~MOXY BEER GARDEN~, serving burgers and beer. You can read details in the former tablehopper post here. 3136 Sacramento St. at 66th St., Berkeley, 510-547-6699.
Preeti Mistry’s new ~JUHU BEACH CLUB~ has added lunch to its lineup, so now you can score some major flavor during the day too. They’ve expanded the selection of “pavs,” which are ideal for lunch because of their sandwich-y-ness. There are also salad, soup, and pav combos—check out the full lunch menu here. Lunch hours are Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm.