The story: The Saap Avenue originally opened up last September in the old Adesso space on Piedmont Avenue as Chai Thai Bar. But the owner, whose family has a couple of restaurants with the same name in Oakland and Hayward, found patrons expected the same volume of menu choices and with the smaller space in […]Read the full post →
The story: Former Bar Tartine chef, Chris Kronner, devoted his last years to perfecting the burger through a year-long late night pop-up inside Bruno’s in San Francisco’s Mission District. For his permanent spot, he went across the bay (like many restauranteurs) to Oakland, moving into an old diner space in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood. After months […]Read the full post →
The warm Homestead on Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue is among the restaurants playing with fire – that is, cooking all their dishes over a wood-fueled flame, typically in a brick oven.
Mastering the fire can be tricky since heat can be inconsistent, but when done right you have a meal rich in flavor and color. It’s […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant closed and re-opened as Slicer Pizza in 2013.
The newly opened Local Café is hitching its wagon to the local sustainability gravy train, but to me its name takes a literal geographical definition because it’s just three blocks away from my apartment.
Opened next door to the popular Adesso on Oakland’s Piedmont […]Read the full post →
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