Bellota brings Spanish lunch to the table
Now there’s another way to enjoy Bellota’s high-ceilinged dining room and Spanish cuisine, as chef Ryan McIlwraith rolls out his new lunch menu, available now. The menu includes montaditos (small open-faced sandwiches) with toppings like chorizo and manchego, as well as larger sandwiches called bocadillos, salads, tapas, and three paellas. Lunch will be served Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Here’s what hungry Burners ate during this year’s desert debauchery
Ever wonder what sustains the attendees of the annual art festival in the Nevada desert? Apparently it’s ice cream frozen with nitrogen, gourmet soups, grilled cheeses, and pickles— lots of pickles. Check out a first hand account of feeding the souls of the playa.
A new kitchen for the cooks of Rich Table
It takes a lot to attract and retain talent in this town, considering how many restaurants continue to open, and the cost of doing business. Sarah and Evan Rich recently renovated the kitchen at their Hayes Valley restaurant to help their cooks keep grinding, saying “...This is already a hard job, and we don’t need to make it harder for them, so that’s why we did it.”
Cadillac Bar and Grill is pouring margs and mimosas at brunch
The Mid-Market reincarnation of this popular Mexican restaurant is now offering brunch, after a year in business. They’re serving all the favorites, from huevos rancheros to chilaquiles, mimosas, and margaritas. It all starts this Sunday, September, 11 and goes 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Blue Bottle sets an opening date for Berkeley shop
According to Berkeleyside, construction workers are saying that the first brick-and-mortar Berkeley outpost of Blue Bottle will tentatively open September 23. Until now, the chain has operated only two other locations in the East Bay, both in Oakland. It’s the first “third-wave” coffeeshop to hit the downtown Berkeley neighborhood, which is awash in Peet’s and Starbucks.
Burritos are raining from the skies
Chipotle is delivering burritos by drone to students at Virginia Tech through a partnership with Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and the university. It turns out that burritos are the perfect item to test unmanned food delivery, given their ideal size, packaging, and general superiority over other types of food. The project only lasts a few weeks, but it’s a step in the right direction for those who would like burritos to rain from the skies.