Berkeleyside Nosh reports that the husband-and-wife team of Christopher Blue and Jess Steeve of Chocolatier Blue has opened a new bakery in the former Slow restaurant space, called A DORA PIE. As the name suggests, it is a pie shop, and they also serve coffee from Flying Goat, cookies, and meringues. Pie flavors are seasonal; current options include meringue, pecan, pumpkin, and chocolate silk. In the future, look for evening hours with savory pies, beer, and wine, but for now, hours are 10am-7pm. 1966 University Ave. at Miliva, Berkeley, 510-529-4191.
We heard from the team at THE GROWLER’S ARMS in Oakland that they have officially opened. Originally, the space was slated to open in October, and we reported lots of details then. After a few delays, they are now open and serving gastropub fare, classic cocktails, and artisanal beer. For some nice images of the space, check out this slideshow at UrbanDaddy. The bar opens at 4pm (with snacks), and the kitchen opens at 5pm. The space will be open nightly until 10pm, closing at 9pm on Sunday. Look for weekend brunch to launch in a month or so. 4214 Park Blvd. at Glenfield, Oakland, 510-328-1315.
Pie at A Dora Pie. Photo from Facebook.