Those ever-vigilant Chowhounders caught that Oakland’s Taco Grill has moved across the street and changed names to OBELISCO. Fans of their tacos will be pleased to hear that the menu has not changed, but East Bay Express reports that the new space will allow them to add full service and more menu items at dinner soon. 3411 E. 12th St. at 34th Ave., Suite 110, Oakland. 510-534-3752.
7x7.com reports that there’s a new coffee joint in Uptown Oakland. It’s called COLOSO COFFEE, and they’re serving Sightglass coffee, as well as pastries from Mutsumi Takehara of Sandbox Bakery. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm, closed Sunday. 1715 Webster St. at 17th St., Oakland.
In Albany, Berkeleyside Nosh has some sad news. It looks like family-owned Middle Eastern restaurant ZAKI KABOB HOUSE is being forced to close as of June 1st. The building has been put on the market after the landlord passed away last year, according to this profile in Berkeleyside, and now the family is looking for a new location. They are hoping to find a new home for their well-regarded rotisserie chicken and other dishes. Until June, their hours will be limited, as well. Dinner daily 5pm-9pm, lunch Fri-Sun only from 12pm-3pm. 1101 San Pablo Ave. at Dartmouth, Albany. 510-527-5452.
The very small and very hip Coloso Coffee in Uptown Oakland. Photo from Facebook.