New in the East Bay?
We just got back from a summer away and are, as usual, looking forward to being back where the food is so good. What new restaurants, trucks, etc. have opened in the East Bay while we were gone? We heard about Slow. Others?
not sure when you left, but here are recent openings in Berkeley
Locanda da Eva
Locanda da Eva
2826 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
2130 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Little Star Pizza, Albany
Aangan Nepalese, Indian, Albany
854 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Little Star Pizza
1175 Solano Ave, Albany, CA
Revival opened just before summer in the former Downtown space.
The Trappist has greatly expanded its food offerings and is now open for lunch weekdays.
Ironwood BBQ, Nex.
460 8th Street, Oakland, CA
Revival Bar & Kitchen
2102 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
2442 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612
2130 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94720
Gather is a bit older. But there's Saturn Cafe at Oxford & Allston across the street from Gather --veggie/vegan food in a diner type setting. A new Filipino place--which I believe has the curious name of No Worries--is about to open on Franklin just south of 15th St. in Downtown Oakland. The sports bar Meridian, which never seemed to me to be well-suited to Berkeley, closed. Bocanova, a California cuisinish place in Jack London Square, opened fairly recently.
But I think the big culinary event in Berkeley was the opening of Trader Joe's at University & MLK.
Jack London Square
70 Washington St # 207, Oakland, CA
55 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Thanks for the recs, guys. BTW, just had the burger OF MY LIFE at the 4505 booth at the Eat Real Festival.