Bites: T-Rex BBQ, Café Gratitude, Firebrand, more

November 13, 2015 - bbq set

Photo: T-Rex BBQ/Facebook

Photo: T-Rex BBQ/Facebook

Openings, closings

T-REX BBQ TEMPORARILY CLOSED We perceived several tips that West Berkeley’s T-Rex BBQ has closed. A pointer posted on a doorway reads: “T Rex is sealed for a nearby destiny due to government changes. We conclude your patronage, and wish to see we again in a nearby future.” We reliable with a grill owners that a closure is temporary. It will re-open this afternoon during 4 p.m. For now, T-Rex will usually offer cooking on weeknights. It will sojourn open for brunch by cooking on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant, that serves an array of grill styles, had an tenure trifle in 2012. The strange owners, Haig and Cindy Krikorian, of the K2 grill organisation (Lalime’s), sole a business to Matt Sturm, of Fly Bar and Solstice in San Francisco. T-Rex BBQ is during 1300 10th St. (at Gilman Street), Berkeley.


Firebrand bakers during work. Photo: Firebrand

FIREBRAND OPENING NOV 21 Firebrand Artisan Bread is set to open on Saturday Nov. 21 during a Hive, a new retail, veteran and residential growth during 23rd and Broadway in Uptown Oakland. We brought we a news earlier this year that Firebrand would be opening in a Hive. The bakery, founded in 2008 by baker Matt Kreutz, creates breads and pastries in a usually wood-fired, section oven bakery in a East Bay and San Francisco. According to a Firebrand press release, any fritter is done with furious leavening starters, churned in tiny batches, made by hand, and baked in a wood-fired oven during 800 degrees. The bakery also creates a far-reaching preference of convection breads, anniversary equipment and pretzels. Funding for a plan came essentially from a internal community, as good as Whole Foods Market Northern California, that supposing Firebrand with a $100,000 low-interest loan by a Local Producer Loan Program. Firebrand will enhance a attribute with Whole Foods to embody sell sales by 10 some-more stores, essentially in a South Bay. Firebrand breads can currently be found during a Oakland Harrison, Berkeley Gilman and San Francisco Franklin Whole Food locations. Firebrand also reserve bread for over 50 Bay Area restaurants, bars, and liberality groups including Michael Mina, Four Seasons, Trestle, Suppenkuche, Biergarten, Prizefighter, Ritz Carlton and Bourbon Steak. Firebrand Bakery will be during 2343 Broadway, Oakland. Connect with a bakery on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Caf Gratitude.

Café Gratitude.

CAFÉ GRATITUDE CLOSURE In box we missed a news, Berkeley’s Café Gratitude has announced that it will tighten a plcae on Shattuck Avenue by a finish of a year. The grill has been in operation for scarcely 10 years; owners Matthew and Terces Engelhart told NOSH in an email that they intend to concentration on “farming and a 6 Southern California restaurants.” Fans of a organic vegan food should take note to stop into a grill soon. No word nonetheless on what will reinstate a café. Café Gratitude is during 1730 Shattuck Ave. (between Francisco and Virginia streets), Berkeley. Connect with a café on Facebook.

LITTLE GEM BELGIAN WAFFLES We last brought we news of Little Gem Belgian Waffles in October. The ““an authentic, domestic Belgian Liège waffle shop” is now strictly in soothing opening mode. It offers “crispy and slimey fresh-off-the-iron waffles,” and we can select toppings such as Nutella and preserves. Little Gem Belgian Waffles is during 2468-A Telegraph Ave. (at Haste Street). Connect with a grill on Facebook.

Photo: The Organic Coup/Facebook

Photo: The Organic Coup/Facebook

THE ORGANIC COUP TO PLEASANTON The country’s initial USDA-certified grill non-stop this week in Pleasanton. Called The Organic Coup, a fast-casual eatery specializes in boiled duck — we can get it between a bun, on a salad, or in a hang — and is formulation for U.S. domination. Owner Erica Welton told Eater that a association skeleton to open 25 locations in a subsequent 14 months. “The subsequent plcae is San Francisco,” she said. “We only hired a genuine estate agent.” In sequence to get a USDA stamp of approval, The Organic Coup has sourced 95 percent or some-more of a mixture come from approved organic growers and farmers. The Organic Coup is during 4825 Hopyard Rd. (at Stoneridge Drive), Pleasanton. Connect with a grill on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What else is going on…

Fried duck during Miss Ollie's. Photo: Kate Williams

Fried duck will be on a during Miss Ollie’s Beer and Soul dinner. Photo: Kate Williams

BEER AND SOUL AT MISS OLLIE’S For a third year in a row, Miss Ollie’s Sarah Kirnon and certified Cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski are teaming adult for an dusk of drink and essence food. The $55 dinner, that takes place Nov. 17, will underline dual opposite three-course menus, one desirous by Southern culinary fable Edna Lewis and one inspired by Kirnon’s grandmother (and grill namesake), Miss Ollie. Each plate will be interconnected with internal beers. There will be dual seatings, during 6 and 8:45 p.m. Find some-more information and make reservations hereMiss Ollie’s is during 901 Washington St. (at 9th Street), Oakland. Connect with a grill on Facebook.

Joanne Weir

Joanne Weir

JOANNE WEIR SIGNING AT CHEZ PANISSE Bay Area cook and James Beard award-winning author Joanne Weir is celebrating her many new cookbook recover during Chez Panisse Thursday, Nov. 19. The cookbook, Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food, pairs 100 recipes with Weir’s anecdotal stories of her travels by Italy, France, Morocco and more. Weir, who worked during Chez Panisee for 5 years, will be signing books during in the café from 4-6 p.m. Wine and nibbles will be provided. Guests who would like to stay for cooking can suffer a menu featuring dishes desirous by a book. Reservations for a (free) book signing are required. Email Dinner guest are also speedy to make reservations by a restaurant. Chez Panisse is during 1517 Shattuck Ave. (at Vine Street), Berkeley. Connect with a grill on Facebook and Twitter.

Trappist by Colin Burke McClure

Trappist by Colin Burke McClure

DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE TRAPPIST Two good events are function during Oakland’s The Trappist this weekend. Tomorrow, Nov. 14, will move a 20-strong drink list of majestic stouts and porters to a Old Oakland bar. The eventuality will run all day and underline beers from Evil Twin, Drake’s, De Struisse, Dieu du Ciel, North Coast Brewing, Allagash, Tahoe Mountain, 8 Wired, To Øl, Hof Ten Dormal, Midnight Sun, Founders, Fieldwork, and “a few others.” The subsequent day, The Trappist will be collaborating with Maine’s Allagash Brewing for a “Friendsgiving Dinner.” The idea, manager Stephen Laborde told NOSH, is to “have a family character feast around one large list featuring some singular selections from Allagash.” This includes the 10th anniversary of Interlude, a barrel-aged Belgian-style drink that blends dual beers, any fermented with opposite leavening strains. Trappist cook Lorraine Rosenthal will ready a $75 four-course meal, including Carbonnade a la Flamande (Flemish beef stew), to span with a beers. Learn some-more and squeeze tickets here. The Trappist is during 460 Eighth St. (at Broadway), Oakland. Connect with a bar on Facebook and Twitter.

Pizza oven during A16 Rockridge.

Pizza oven during A16 Rockridge.

FRANCO PEPE TO A16 ROCKRIDGE Pizza fans take note: A16 will horde eminent Italian pizzaiolo Franco Pepe for a special cooking Monday Nov. 16. Pepe runs a grill Pepe in Grani, located in Caiazzo, Caserta. It has, according to A16, “become a event end for Italians and tourists alike.” A16 owners Shelley Lindgren will be pouring wines from Caserta’s Terre del Principe segment to span with a pizza. Reservations are recommended. A16 Rockridge is during 5356 College Ave. (near Manila Street), Oakland. Connect with a grill on Facebook and Twitter.

OFF THE GRID LAUNCHES HOLIDAY SHOP The food lorry association Off a Grid is rising a singular holiday selling “pop-up tour” subsequent week. Between Nov. 17 and Dec. 17, it will stop during 15 opposite locations, including 4 East Bay spots (El Cerrito, Alameda, Walnut Creek and Hayward). All of a products for sale, including tee shirts, hoodies, and nod cards, are designed in-house and constructed by local, eccentric manufacturers. Gift jacket will be accessible on site. Learn some-more here. Connect with Off a Grid on Facebook and Twitter.

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