Due to open this Thursday June 13th is ~BROTZEIT LOKAL~, a cool-sounding spot on the Oakland waterfront (in the former Oyster Reef Seafood space). Think housemade sausages and Bavarian snacks from chef Lev Delany (plus a burger made with Marin Sun Farms beef—check out the menu here), 18 beers on tap, and 50-plus bottled selections (chosen by “resident beer geek” Tony Granieri—and they even have a special Bavarian lager brewed by Linden Street Brewery). Since it’s right on the water (at the foot of 10th Avenue along the Bay Trail), guests can berth while dining. No birthing, however. There’s an outdoor biergarten (complete with circa 1950s Bavarian biergarten tables and benches), and the boat “haus” has wood floors and indoor seating. You can read a bunch more details in East Bay Express, which also includes some handy navigation tips. Open Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, 510-645-1905.
There’s a new Filipino joint in Fruitvale called ~LUCKY 37 FILIPINO~. Our Oakland Blog and East Bay Express caught wind of the opening; early Yelp reviews report that it’s a soft opening. 2868 Fruitvale Ave. at Brookdale, Oakland, 510-789-6343.