Great news: JUHU BEACH CLUB has been cleared for takeoff and will be opening on Friday March 1st at 5:30pm. The license went through, so beer and wine will be poured! Look for six to eight different beers on tap, with a few imports from India. There will aso be wine on tap and nonalcoholic picks like a sweet or salty (go salty!) mango lassi, nimbu pani lemonade, and hot chai, along with specialty bottled Indian sodas like Thums Up (Ed. note: I heart ESL) and Limca. 5179 Telegraph Ave. at Claremont, with the entrance on 51st St., Oakland. 510-652-7350.
Just down the street, work is under way on the brick-and-mortar location for CHOLITA LINDA, which is taking over three adjacent spaces on Telegraph, including S&S Seafood. East Bay Express has a bunch of details, including a summertime opening and 45 seats. Owners Murat Sozeri and Vanessa Chavez are reportedly going to offer an “eclectic Latin” menu, with “street foods and home-style comfort dishes inspired by her [Chavez’s] travels and her own diverse family background, which includes a Peruvian mother and Cuban-Mexican father.” But yes, the delicious Baja-style fish tacos will also be on the menu, plus hot pressed sandwiches, rotisserie chicken (Peruvian pollo a la brasa), and more. 4923-27 Telegraph Ave. at 49th St., Oakland.
But there’s also trouble in Temescal: This report on Chowhound (attributed to founder Nathan Kurz) mentions that SCREAM SORBET is suffering from financial woes, and it looks like it will have to close unless someone is able to step in and make some changes. Required repairs to the space, along with unpaid bills, seem to be the biggest problems. Best wishes to all involved. Superman, where are you? 5030 Telegraph Ave. at 51st St., Oakland.
Some of the bright colors at Juhu Beach Club. Photo: © tablehopper.com.