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Zza's to Become Bar Lago; Hi-Lo Now Open All Day

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Zza's, not long for this world. [Photo: jasonholmberg/Flickr]

OAKLAND—25-year-old Zza's on Lake Merritt, currently known as Sorella di Zza's and Zza's Enoteca, is going under, according to a report from Grub Street. They'll be replaced by Bar Lago Italian Kitchen, a new concept from Philip Raskin, who owns two Filippo's pizza restaurants in Rockridge and Berkeley. For now, both Zza's locations remain open; no details on when the transition will take place. [Grub Street]

THE MISSION—Fans of Hi-Lo BBQ will be pleased to learn that it's going to an all-day format starting tomorrow, and will be serving up 'cue straight through from noon to 10 pm every day. Buy any food item from noon to 4:30, and they'll give you a can of beer (Modelo, New Belgium Shift, or 21st Amendment Bitter American) for just $2 or a sweet tea for $1. [Tablehopper]

SOMA—The SOMA StrEat Food Park is going for broke with their Cinco de Mayo bash this weekend, at which 12 food trucks will serve up their takes on tacos (homemade Choco Tacos, anyone?) to accompany watermelon margaritas and buckets of Corona from the on-site bar. Pinatas, DJs, and a rotating lineup of live bands are also promised; they'll be partying from 11 am to 10 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 9 pm on Sunday, with music from 12-5 on Saturday and 12-7 on Sunday. [EaterWire]

THE MISSIONJustin Navarro and Wes Rowe of The Galley are returning to Lot 7 on Sunday night for a Tex-Mex dinner in honor of Cinco de Mayo, featuring dishes like nachos three ways, enchiladas, and sopapillas with horchata ice cream. The meal is a very reasonable $35/person, and those looking to drink in solidarity can choose a $25 wine pairing or beer, soju margaritas, micheladas, and wine by the glass or bottle. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—While we're on the subject of Lot 7: Blair Warsham's American Bao Bar pop-up, which has been doing boffo business at Nombe and Southpaw BBQ, is going to move into the former seafood restaurant-turned-pop-up space every Friday and Saturday in May (except for Saturday, May 11). As always, seats go fast, so be sure to book in advance by e-mailing them. More info on the dinners here. [EaterWire]


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Sorella di Zza's

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