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Roam’s Burger Empire Expands to Uptown Oakland

Plus new wagyu dumplings at Dumpling Time and more

Kassie Borreso

Roam readies for Oakland

A fifth location of Roam Artisan Burgers opens tomorrow, Friday May 11, bringing burgers and shakes to 1951 Telegraph Avenue, with hours from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s the second East Bay spot from the small chain, whose original location is at 1785 Union Street in San Francisco. Founders Joshua Spiegelman and Lynn Gorfinkle put an emphasis on sustainability at their businesses, advertising 100% grass-fed beef and the fact they recycle their fryer oil into bio fuel.

Tabletop Tap House opens in the Metreon

A new bar and restaurant has taken over the capacious 12,000-square-foot space at the Metreon which was formerly Jillian’s. Tabletop Tap House has outfitted the digs with 10 billiards tables, a foosball table, and a library of classic boardgames to play. And in addition to beer on tap, per the name, the bar has cocktails and food menu including Impossible burger sliders. They’re open now, with a grand opening held next Friday, May 18.

Meet Manny’s

A newcomer to 3092 16th Street, formerly V16 Sushi and Roll-Up Creamery, is introducing itself to the neighborhood with signs today. At the new business, expect food and drinks with “nightly programming themed around social justice, civic engagement, current events, and politics.”

Dumpling Time turns one, adding wagyu gyoza and more

It’s been a year since the design district spot Dumpling Time from the Omakase Restaurant Group declared it dumpling time, all the time. Now they’re celebrating their birthday on May 30 with a charity fundraiser dumpling party (benefitting On Lok) and adding some new dumplings to the menu: Wagyu gyoza and Xi’an dumplings with lamb.

Panchitas #3?

Caleb Pershan

Noted pupuseria Panchitas #2 may be just around the corner, but the business appears to be planning a move (or expansion) around from 16th street to 530 Valencia Street, where Bangkok Bistro has closed. Stay tuned.