Wise Sons multiplies
New school purveyors of old-school Jewish food Wise Sons will open their Hayes Valley bagel and coffee outpost on October 31, their fifth overall. The new spot at 537 Octavia Street, formerly Artis Coffee, was revealed in July. Expect Wise Sons’ bagels and bagel sandwiches, as at the brand’s Fillmore Street location, as well as Stumptown coffee and espresso drinks. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Copper Spoon opens in North Oakland
Owners Vita Simone Strauss and Carmen Anderson have transformed the former Art’s Crab Shack at 4031 Broadway into bar/restaurant Copper Spoon, which is now open with late-night hours until 2 a.m. daily. Strauss has developed cocktails for the likes of Prizefighter and Bar Dogwood, and Copper Spoon executive chef Andre Hall, who has cooked at Bar Tartine and Fifth Floor, has an eclectic food menu ranging from lamb merguez burgers to soba noodles.
Roam expands burger reach
Roam is doubling down on its 2010-launched burger business, announcing two new locations. One will be in San Mateo at 246 South B Street, opening next month, and one is bound for Oakland at 1951 Telegraph Avenue, set to open by the end of the year. Roam has already got two locations in San Francisco, one on Union Street and one on Fillmore, plus a third in Lafayette.
Civil Eats benefit party
Non-profit food news blog Civil Eats has announced that its second annual benefit event will be held in San Francisco on Monday, November 13 at the Pearl in the Dogpatch. The food lineup is stacked with Bay Area darlings like Cowgirl Creamery, Nopalito, the Perennial, and SHED, and there’s a full bar as well. Civil Eats’ advisory board members Chef Alice Waters and Ricardo Salvador will be there — tickets are on sale for $125 to $175.
All-day Brazilian in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood
Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom (4239 Park Boulevard) is now open for acai bowls and pastries in the morning, with its taproom for beer, wine, and cider and a lunch and dinner menu of Brazilian classics like feijoada (black bean stew with sausage, beef and pork) into the evening. Owners Jesse Madway, a native of Oakland, and Alex Yamamoto, born in São Paulo, Brazil, are longtime friends who live in the are around their new business.
Oeste sets November opening date in Old Oakland
A new bar and restaurant called Oeste from Oakland partners Anna Villalobos, Sandra Davis, and Lea Redmond is scheduled to open at 730 Clay Street next month. Villabolos is a co-owner of Miss Ollie’s, and at Oeste, plans to serve a menu with influences as diverse as Oakland itself. Villabolos’ son, Che Freeman, will work the bar after years of experience at the now-shuttered Paragon at the Claremont hotel. In general, the team hopes to provide front-of-house employment opportunities for people of color.