We broke this story after we published the Tuesday column last week, so we wanted to be sure to include it in this week’s column!
I know I am not the only one who has been waiting for the day when Sylvan Brackett (Peko Peko) would announce the location of his upcoming izakaya! And lucky for my fellow 415-ers, it’s not in Oakland! Brackett will be opening his izakaya (the name has not been released yet) in late summer in a location near Mission Street and 14th Street. They just signed the lease. Stand by for more details about the location and name in coming weeks!
In preparation for the opening, he will be holding a series of regular (and weekly!) pop-up dinners at Peko Peko HQ in Oakland. Be sure to sign up for their mailing list to keep up with future events, including a pop-up this Friday February 7th—seatings are at 6-ish + 8:30-ish. For reservations, email here. Congrats, Sylvan!