Mark and Jason Scott, the brothers of Authentic Bagel Company, and some of their holey relics. Photo from website.
Counter seating at Haven; photo by Daniel Patterson via Twitter.
All kinds of news brewing in Berkeley, starting with an upcoming organic Greek restaurant called ~PATHOS RESTAURANT & BAR~ opening this fall. (How does it make you feel?) Diablo Dish mentions the owner is “Nicholas Eftimiou, an alum of San Francisco’s Kokkari and Palo Alto’s Evvia. It sounds like Eftimou is going for a similar Cal-Greek, ingredient-driven approach, but at a lower price point.” 2430 Shattuck Ave. at Haste, Berkeley.
~SUSHI 29~ remains closed after a minivan crashed through the front windows. Um, whoops. Fortunately no one was seriously injured and they hope to reopen very soon. 1647 Solano Ave. at Ventura, Albany, 510-559-8229.
Here’s an article about the new ~HIPPIE GYPSY CAFE~, a moniker that seems fitting for many cafés in these parts, to be honest. Open Tue-Sat 10am-10pm and Sun-Mon 10am-7pm. 1797-A Shattuck Ave. at Delaware, Berkeley, 510-647-9114.
Berkeleyside has this detailed and interesting piece about some Chez Panisse folks taking an upcoming “gourmet global diplomacy” trip to Cuba.
A reader writes in that the second ~RED MANGO~ in California has opened at Bay Street in Emeryville, serving its popular frozen yogurt. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm and Sun 11am-6pm. 5609 Bay St., Emeryville, 831-450-0791.
Beauty’s Bagel Shop isn’t quite open yet, but Oakland already has more local bagels to add to the roster. Brothers Mark and Jason Scott of ~AUTHENTIC BAGEL COMPANY~ are reportedly making 90 bagels a day at their new retail shop in Jack London Square. Just Sundays from 11am-3pm for now; follow them on Twitter to keep up with updates. 463 2nd St. at Broadway, Oakland, 510-459-1201.
East Bay Express mentions Cafe Zoe in Rockridge is now ~OLD BROOKLYN BAGELS & DELI~. Seems to be a bit less artisanal than Authentic’s offering; read the article for more. Open 7am-7pm. 6000 College Ave. at Harwood, Oakland.
~HAVEN~ has started serving Sunday brunch from 10:30am-2pm. The family-style menu is $25 per person (last week’s menu included housemade granola, braised bacon and slow-poached eggs, buttermilk biscuits, and strawberry “pop tarts”). There are also five different eye-opener cocktails for $10 each.