Dungeness crab season is here
The PPQ Dungeness Island team has officially opened Golden Crab House, at 1830 Irving Street in the former Nami Ramen Bar space in the Outer Sunset. The Vietnamese restaurant specializes in whole roasted and fried crabs, fetched live from giant tanks and coated in sauces such as salted egg yolk, curry, pepper, and spicy chili. A la carte additions include garlic noodles and crab fried rice, or folks can order family-style set meals.
A new kind of Indian restaurant for Berkeley
The owners of the Munch India food truck are opening their first brick-and-mortar under the same name at 3015 Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley. The menu will change every two weeks — using top purveyors like River Dog Farms and Full Belly Farm — and highlight dishes from different regions in India, with an unusual $20 minimum per person. Check it out starting Wednesday, November 7.
Noontime Jamaican fare
Kaya started offering lunch yesterday, with entrees such as oxtail hash with a runny egg, a jerk chicken sandwich, and vegetable curry with rice and plantains. It’s now available Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New eats at Besharam
Besharam is introducing a bunch of new dishes this month, including thali platters at dinner (choice of main with paratha, rice, dal, raita, and pickles), cross-cultural chaat appetizers (“hella desi” caesar salad with a dill yogurt dressing), and rice bowls at lunch.
From burgers to kabobs
After 16 years, the Duboce Triangle post of local chain Burgermeister has closed. A note on the door states that a fast-casual Arabic restaurant called Beit Rima will take its place after renovations, likely in January.
Sweet treats in the east
Walnut Creek has a new gelataria: Ginger’s Gelato is open at 2238 Oak Grove Road, with organic gelato, espresso, and cookies.