Oakland: Faz Cometh, and Changes at 1015 Clay

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Chef Faz Poursohi.

Chef Faz Poursohi is back on the culinary scene, opening ~FAZ OAKLAND~ at 1111 Broadway in Oakland (the former Verbena space) on 11/11/11. The menu will feature “fresh Mediterranean cuisine with a twist” under the direction of head chef Saeid Mosaddad. Look for Persian dishes, a selection of kabobs, handmade-to-order pastas, and more. The restaurant will be designed by San Francisco firm Architecture & Light, and will feature an exhibition bar and kitchen (with a custom-built rotisserie centerpiece), outdoor seating in the garden, and live music performances. Faz will be open for lunch and dinner, with cocktail and appetizer specials during happy hour, Monday through Friday. 1111 Broadway at 11th St., Oakland.

And Grub Street notes via a Chowhound post that Jesse Branstetter has pulled out of the nascent ~1015 CLAY~ project.