Whew, the Diablo Dish had a big update on Oakland projects, but here’s the quick recap: Paul Canales has released a few details about his still-unnamed space next to Flora (“he’s strongly considering adding a small, curated wine shop where customers can buy bottles of wine to bring with them to the restaurant,” “a rotating series of pop-up stores in the artsy/design vein” are mentioned, plus some treats from his wife Mary’s Ici ice cream shop, and timing is hinted at “late summer, early fall opening at this point”).
More tips: LE CHEVAL is due to reopen in its previous location at 1007 Clay Street, and it should be within the month; the chocolate café BITTERSWEET CAFÉ is opening a new location at 1438 Broadway in Rockridge in mid-March, serving breakfast and lunch; and BEER REVOLUTION in Jack London Square is planning to expand into an old train depot where they’ll open a restaurant called the Old Depot (although this is six months to a year out).
I mentioned NOBLE CAFE a couple weeks ago, and now Diablo Dish announces AWAKEN CAFE at 1429 Broadway (which I heard is using Four Barrel Coffee), and ANFILO COFFEE is coming to Grand Avenue.
One more thing for your radar: a reader let me know FLIPSIDE has opened in the former Adam’s Burger space on Lakeshore. The burgers are made from hormone-free meat (or you can choose turkey, or vegetarian) and come on buns or Texas toast; the menu includes a sick-sounding hangover burger with fried egg, American cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, French fries, and Tabasco mayo, ay yi yi. There are also salads, a kid’s menu, milkshakes, and more. 3401 Lakeshore Ave. at Longridge, Oakland, 510-879-7195.
The future home of Paul Canales’ restaurant. Flickr photo from mental.masala via Grub Street.