(Softly) opening Wednesday in Oakland’s Chinatown is SOBO RAMEN from Gabriel Cole and Stella Loi. (Yes, ramen is the new pizza.) Their 24-hour broth uses organic pork bones from Llano Seco Rancho and organic chicken bones from Mary’s Free Range chicken, served with organic noodles custom-made by Yamachan Ramen in San Jose (there’s also a vegetarian broth made with mushrooms). Toppings include chashu, pulled chicken, poached egg, and more. There are also some side dishes like karaage, sweet potato, or beef skewers. You can check out the menu here. Hours are lunch daily 11am-3pm and dinner Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm. 388 9th St. #186 at Franklin, Oakland, 510-832-7626.
Grubstreet reports that DOUGHNUT DOLLY will open Wednesday (that’s tomorrow!) in Oakland. Hannah Hoffman, the chef-owner, is making delicious yeast-raised doughnuts that are filled to order. She’ll open at 8am, and close at 3pm or when the doughnuts sell out. 482B 49th St. at Telegraph, Oakland.
The Dolly’s doughnuts, paper-wrapped and ready. Photo courtesy Doughnut Dolly website.