Napa’s Angele has a new chef
Angele, the waterfront Napa restaurant, has had a chef shuffle as executive chef Rogelio Garcia decamps for Traci des Jardins’ The Commissary. His replacement is Elijah Milligan, who came to the Bay Area for a job at Antoinette (the now-closed restaurant at the Claremont Club & Spa), and ended up at Petit Crenn temporarily; he previously worked with George Perrier at Le Bec Fin. His new menu is now live (see below).
Locol is giving away free coffee for the entire month of August
The revolutionary fast food restaurant from Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi will be giving away free cups of coffee (hot or cold) at its Uptown Oakland location (and its other location in the Watts neighborhood of LA) every day, all day, for the entirety of August. No specific reason was given; chef Roy Choi says it’s “no strings attached.”
The Manufactory will open soon, plus an LA expansion
The Wall Street Journal’s piece on The Manufactory, the huge project from Tartine Bakery owners Chad Robertson and Liz Prueitt, went live this week, announcing an “early August” opening and an even bigger iteration of it in downtown LA in 2017. Additionally, chef Sam Goinsalvos, (NY’s Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria) will head up the savory portion of the restaurant, which will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cocktail Magic is added to the lineup at Outside Lands
A new component to San Francisco’s annual playground for grownups has been added, in the form of “Cocktail Magic.” It’ll have five bars, with drinks from Bay Area favorites Trick Dog, Prizefighter, Forgery, 15 Romolo, and Elixir. It will be in the McLaren Pass, near GastroMagic and Choco Land, and it only accepts Bison Bucks, the electronic payment system that the festival has implemented.
The World Vegan Summit is headed to Berkeley obviously
A three-day gathering of vegans will take place in Berkeley this weekend, with speaker presentations, vegan food, and the exploration of topics from climate change to social injustice. It’s going to be “the most important event anywhere ever,” according to the organizers, who say they will offer the only solutions to society’s greatest challenges. Here’s the schedule and more info on what promises to be a very intense event.