Can you smell that Indian pizza? Mmmmmm. Congrats to NAVI KITCHEN, which is launching pizza and dinner service this Saturday July 15th! Will it be chef Preeti Mistry’s Kheema Kale (lamb and beef tomato sauce, lacinato kale, red onion)? Or the Leelu Potato (fenugreek pesto, roasted potato, pepper, which is vegetarian and can be made vegan)? And then there’s the Love Veggie. And Preeti’s Peppah. Check out the updated menu here. Add in some low-ABV cocktails, wine, and beers from Temescal Brewing on the patio, and you have a perfect summer dinner. (Although that Dr. Pai’s Green Chili Turmeric Lassi is totally catching my eye too.) New hours will be Wed-Sun 8am-8pm. 5000 Adeline St. at 53rd St., Emeryville, 510-285-6923.
Meanwhile, over in Alameda, CURRY UP NOW is continuing their expansion—the company has acquired Tava Kitchen and has taken over their Alameda location, reopening and rebranding it as a Curry Up Now. Did you know their curries, chutneys, and sauces are gluten-free and never frozen? This location features an open kitchen and patio dining. Open Sun-Thu 11:30am-9pm and Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm. 2640 5th St. at Mosley, Alameda.
BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE has opened a café and training facility in Old Oakland, on the ground floor of Blue Bottle’s headquarters (Henry House), where founder James Freeman sold the first Blue Bottle beans at the Old Oakland Farmers’ Market 15 years ago. Outdoor tables, score. Open daily 7am-7pm. 480 9th St. at Broadway, Oakland.
N.B. Due to open this Thursday July 13th is MAKER’S COMMON. I’ll be filling you in next week once I receive some pictures and more! Check out their Credibles campaign if you plan on heading over. 1958 University Ave. at Bonita, Berkeley.
Some of the street food dishes at the new Curry Up Now Alameda location. Photo courtesy of CUN.