The interior of Pacific Standard Taproom & Growler Station. Photo: Paul Kirchner Studios.
A look at the interior of Saha Berkeley. Photo via Facebook.
Fried chicken Benedict at the new brunch at Revival. Photo via Revival’s website.
There are a bunch of 510 updates for you, so let’s dive in. Am excited for ~JUHU BEACH CLUB~’s chef-owner Preeti Mistry and business partner-wife Ann Nadeau, who are opening a second business, ~NAVI KITCHEN~. Navi is Hindu for “new,” and this casual spot is opening in the spring in the Bakery Lofts in the Triangle neighborhood of Oakland and Emeryville. It will be a counter-style and all-day spot, with Neapolitan-style pizzas with Indian-inspired toppings like chaat masala frying peppers and fenugreek-marinated shallots (take THAT, Zante’s!), plus rotisserie chicken with burnt masala brine in the evening, and sides like tikka masala mac and #grateful stuffing, a daily seasonal curry and rice tiffin, pressed cheese sandwiches, seasonal salads, and even a kid’s menu. Of course, the farmers’ market and seasonality will play a big part in the menu. Brunch will be in the works too. There will also be outdoor seating, a chai bar, coffee, and milk shakes made with Straus soft serve. 5000 Adeline St. at 47th St., Emeryville.
Earlier this year, I mentioned craft brewer Half Moon Bay Brewing Company was going to be opening ~PACIFIC STANDARD TAPROOM & GROWLER STATION~, a taproom and bottle shop in downtown Berkeley, and it opens tomorrow (October 19th). There will be 16 to 24 local and regional beers on tap, with up to 50 percent of the beer sourced from the on-site brewery at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, plus ciders and NorCal wines. Executive chef Federico Godinez has assembled a menu with locally sourced meats, cheeses, and produce to complement the taproom’s local beer, wine, and cider. Open Sun-Thu 11am-11pm and Fri-Sat 11am-12am. 2055 Center St. at Shattuck, Berkeley.
Mohamed and Marmee Aboghanem’s Yemenese/Arabic fusion ~SAHA~ has opened in its new Berkeley location. Initial hours are dinner only, Tue-Sun, starting at 5:30pm, and brunch is coming soon, Sat-Sun 10am-2:30pm. 2451 Shattuck Ave. at Haste, Berkeley. (Via Nosh..)
The folks at ~REVIVAL BAR + KITCHEN~ let us know they are serving brunch, with oysters, a fried chicken Benedict, cocktails, and more. Sat-Sun 10am-2:30pm. 2102 Shattuck Ave. at Addison, Berkeley, 510-549-9950.
~BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE~’s third East Bay location, in downtown Berkeley, is now open. You can check out your espresso being made on the sleek Modbar system, and food and pastries are available too. Daily 7am-7pm. 2011 Shattuck Ave. at University, Berkeley. (Via Nosh.)
Things are ramping up at cousins Iso Rabins’ and Matt Johansen’s ~FORAGE KITCHEN~, with the opening of Pal’s Take Away from Jeff Mason in the Forage Kitchen Café (take a look at the menu of sandwiches here), served Mon-Sat 11am-5pm. You can also see a list of the first members/incubator businesses here—just scroll down. More coming soon (and chefs, artisanal food purveyors, and hobbyists are welcome to apply to use the facilities!). Look for Family Meal, a dinner series on second Sundays. 478 25th St. at Telegraph, Oakland.
~4505 BURGERS AND BBQ~ is opening a location in the East Bay, taking over the vintage Glenn’s Hot Dogs in the Laurel District (the owners were ready to retire). Owner Ryan Farr will be adding barbecue to the menu, and ultimately the menu will mimic 4505’s Divisadero location. Look for some outdoor seating and a freshened-up interior, though Farr wants to preserve the old-school vibe. The article in the Chron also mentions Farr’s shift away from whole animal butchery, although he uses humanely raised meats from sustainable ranches. One more piece of news: the end of this month will mark the end of the 4505 stall at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market after seven years of slinging their amazing burgers—it sounds like it was the right time to pull back. 3506 MacArthur Blvd. at 35th Ave., Oakland.
There’s a new restaurant on the water, ~EVE’S WATERFRONT RESTAURANT~, in the former Rusty Scupper, with a modern American grill menu and seafood by chef Bruce Paton, with local beer pairings and cocktails. Open Thu-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. 15 Embarcadero West near Oak Street, Oakland, 510-827-1248.
And get ready, the official launch of the new CUESA-run ~JACK LONDON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET~ is on Sunday October 30th, with the Jack London Square Farmers Market Harvest Festival. There will be apple cider pressing, a pie contest, mini pumpkin decorating, harvest-themed cooking demos, Halloween costumes, and more. 9am-2pm. Water Street at the base of Broadway in Oakland.