It’s been two years since SF’s Taco Bell “Cantina,” a (slightly) more upscale offering from the fast food chain, opened at 710 3rd Street within striking distance of the ballpark. But now, as long promised, it’s got beer. Apparently, the location’s liquor license went online just yesterday, putting it in the company of 12 other boozy Taco Bell Cantinas.
Dinner at the Gastropig
Armed with its popular breakfast sandwich “the Baconslut,” the Gastropig has gained a loyal morning following at 2123 Franklin Street in Uptown Oakland. Now it’s getting into dinner, bringing on chef Andrew Green (Troya, Duchess) to do so. Starting with just Friday and Saturday night service, dinner menu items include Asian influences, such as a Japanese-style chicken karaage sandwich.
Roman PizzaHacker pop-up in Berkeley
The PizzaHacker folks, who recently got into the bagel game, are experimenting once more, this time with a Roman pizza concept. PizzHacker’s take on the rectangular pan style and topping-friendly pizza will be available for lunch at the University Center at Berkeley starting today, Thursday April 12, then Monday through Friday until May 9. Humble owner Jeff Krupman says not to race over from SF for a slice, since it’s still in the experimental phase, and it’s going to be available in SF eventually. “It will be dialed by the time we introduce it at the mothership,” Krupman says.
Third Manresa Bread is bound for Campbell
Harkening back to its days as a pop-up in the Campbell farmers market, Manresa’s David Kinch has announced that the third location of his bakery, Manresa Bread, will be at 195 E. Campbell Avenue. The other locations (so far) for head baker Avery Ruzicka’s bread with house-milled grains and oversized kouign-amann are in Los Gatos and Los Altos.