Cronuts and their various offshoots (cro-nots, cronutz, etc.) are taking the nation by storm, mostly because everyone wants to find out if they are as delicious as they sound. Here at tablehopper, we promised ourselves we weren’t going to write about the knockoffs floating around town, but now someone who I trust to make a damn good one will be doing so. So here we are. On Sunday September 8th, satisfy your curiosity at ~STAG’S LUNCHETTE~, where you’ll find a faux-nut pop-up from 9am until they sell out. Pastry chef Amie Bailey and Lexi Filipello of Stag’s have paired up to being the tasty beasties to you, and they’ll be offering three flavors: Double G(ougin) (vanilla), Creamsicle (clementine and vanilla), and Red Hot (bourbon and chile). They’ll be taking good care of those in line, too, with bubbles and espresso. Don’t miss it!
Berkeley has another OFF THE GRID market, now that the southside Berkeley market has relaunched on Telegraph. The market is every Monday evening from 5pm-9pm, and includes vendors like Hapa SF and Frozen Kuhsterd. Telegraph Ave. at Haste, Berkeley.
Liquor license activity and a Port of Oakland newsletter reveal a new spot in Jack London Square: JACK’S CHOWDER HOUSE. The lease is freshly inked; no details have emerged yet. 66 Franklin St. at Water, Oakland.
In the sad news department, it looks like PIETISSERIE has closed their Oak Street location inside Nido. However, according to East Bay Express, owner Jaynelle St. Jean is planning to find a new location, and will likely be launching a Kickstarter soon to get it up and running. You can also still order pies via her website, so all is not bleak!
Stag’s croughnut. Photo courtesy Stag’s Lunchette.