AUTHENTIC BAGEL CO. has now opened a café in Oakland, serving their East Coast-style bagels. There are bagel sandwiches, including bacon and cheese, lox with cream cheese, and corned beef on rye, as well as a selection of flavored cream cheeses and coffee from Roast Co. 463 2nd St. at Broadway, Oakland, 510-459-1201.
Last month, we reported that Shotaro Kamio was taking over Zut! on Fourth Street in Berkeley, and now Scoop reports that it is open. Kamio hasn’t changed the restaurant’s name or concept very much: he’s calling it ZUT TAVERN and is still serving Mediterranean food with a French and Italian influence. They’re open for lunch and dinner daily. 1820 4th St. at Delaware, Berkeley, 510-644-0444.
After 40 years in business, the folks behind BAY WOLF will be closing on August 30th after celebrating their 40th anniversary. Scoop reports that the owners, founder Michael Wild and partner Larry Goldman, are looking forward to retiring from the restaurant (Wild turns 75 this year) and taking a well-earned vacation. From August 25th through the 30th they’ll be hosting an entire week of their famed Double Duck dinners and celebrating the restaurant’s long run. 3853 Piedmont Ave. at Rio Vista, Oakland, 510-655-6004.
The team behind Rotten City Pizza has opened a new bar in Emeryville called BRANCH LINE, Scoop reports. The bar’s main draw is the selection of drinks on tap, made with in-house elements, so that the bartenders can serve high-quality cocktails quickly. Cortney Logue created the drinks list, which includes classics like the Vieux Carré (Old Overholt rye, Hennessey, Carpano Antica, Benedictine, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters, brandied cherry) and originals like the Happy Accident (Sailor Jerry infused with yerba maté, housemade tiki bitters, splash of Sprite). There is also a menu of higher-end bar snacks, like a warm cheese plate of Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam with fig, maitake and oyster mushrooms, fried alliums, port, and balsamic. 5885 Hollis St. at 59th St., Emeryville, 510-547-9000.
Corned beef breakfast sandwich from Authentic Bagel Co. Yelp photo by Simone F.