East Bay Bites

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eVe interior; Yelp photo by Ligaya T.

Diablo Dish has the scoop that ~EVE~ in Berkeley is closing after service on December 31st, and chef-owners Chris and Veronica Laramie will be opening Brasa, a Peruvian rotisserie in its place in February. Diablo Dish says: “Look for a rotisserie-heavy menu (using all organic Mary’s chickens), as well as select sandwiches, salads, sides (including yucca fries), and soft serve ice cream.” Delivery will also be available. The piece also mentions “Their main reason for closing Eve in favor of the less labor-intensive Brasa is so they can focus their energy on a new full-service contemporary restaurant that they hope to open on the Peninsula or in the North Bay sometime later in 2012.” Look for more on that in 2012. 1960 University Ave. at Bonita, Berkeley, 510-868-0735.

Berkeleyside also shares some tidbits: ~SHEN HUA~ in Elmwood is now serving dim sum, and ~TIVOLI CAFFÈ~ has opened at 2554 Bancroft Way.