Wanted to share some quick East Bay stories and links with you:
Sadly, the epically delicious JUNE’S PIZZA in West Oakland’s O2 Artisans Aggregate (alongside Soba Ichi) has closed (originally announced in this Instagram post)—ends up they were operating renegade-style and didn’t have any permits. But, good news: owner Craig Murli plans to open elsewhere (legitimately) and is on the hunt for a brick-and-mortar location. [Via Nosh]
Stella Denning and Finn Stern just opened their “fermentation-driven party food” restaurant and wine bar/bottle shop with a retro/70s-inspired style in Temescal: DAYTRIP. Open Thu and Sun 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm. 4316 Telegraph Ave. at 43rd St., Oakland. [Via Eater]
Nosh has an update on indigenous cook, activist, and educator Crystal Wahpepah’s WAHPEPAH’S KITCHEN—which I mentioned back in September—which is due to open with breakfast and lunch service at the end of October! 3301 E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave., Oakland.
Reopening this Wednesday October 20th is MOCKINGBIRD, relaunching with a new menu and style that is more Italian-inspired, but made in California. You can peep the menu here, and they’re also relaunching with inclusive pricing (the menu prices include a 20-percent gratuity): “this move away from the tipping and service charge models will enable us to provide our whole team with an equitable and predictable wage, and our guests with a more predictable bill.” New hours are Wed-Sat 5pm-9pm. 416 13th St. at Franklin, Oakland.
The light is sadly out at June’s Pizza in West Oakland. Photo: © tablehopper.com.