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Russian River Brewing Officially Opens New Tasting Room and Restaurant

Plus news on Blue Bottle, Super Duper Burgers, Lanesplitter Pizza, and VeganBurg

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It’s not even Pliny season yet

Russian River Brewing Co. has officially opened its huge new Windsor brewery — and 200-seat restaurant, beer garden, two bars, tasting room, and gift shop — to fervent crowds. In addition to more than a dozen beers on tap, the new facility offers a far more ambitious food menu than its Santa Rosa brewpub. (Read: a $23 steak vs pizza bites.) Tours should begin in a few weeks.

Yet another Blue Bottle

Just when you thought there were enough Blue Bottle cafes in Oakland, the local chain unveils another one. Next up is a Blue Bottle at 4001 Piedmont Avenue, in the former AG Ferrari Foods space. (Yes, that is only a half mile from Blue Bottle’s spot on Broadway.)

More airport eats

Bay Area chain Super Duper Burgers has expanded to the San Francisco International Airport. Located in terminal 3, the new Super Duper serves its usual fleet of burgers and sandwiches in a retro setting along with its breakfast menu for early travelers.

Another Lanesplitter bites the dust

Despite stating there were no more plans to shut down any more locations of Lanesplitter Pizza upon closing its Temescal restaurant, the East Bay mini chain has, indeed, closed another spot for good. The Lakeshore Lanesplitter at 536 Lake Park Avenue is no more.

Vegan burger takeover

Singapore-based chain VeganBurg has announced plans to open 300 new stores in California, in part due to the warm welcome the plant-based burger restaurant has already received at its lone San Francisco post.