Dabba Marina debuting soon
A second location of SoMa counter-service restaurant Dabba, whose first location opened in July 2016, will arrive in the Marina at 2240 Chestnut on June 11, taking over the former Seed + Salt space. Dabba, whose kitchen is helmed by former Spruce executive chef Walter Abrams, is named for the Hindi word for lunchbox and inspired by Mumbai’s lunch delivery system. But it’s not just Indian in its flavors according to CEO Andy Mercy. “Our spices are about 50 percent Indian and 50 percent everything else,” he said last fall, with recipes adapted from — and credit given to — Marin County favorite Avatar’s.
The Impossible Burger is certified Kosher
Great news for faux-meat loving Kosher-keepers: The Impossible burger has been certified Kosher. Of course, the burger contains no meat, but that doesn’t guarantee kosher certification from the Orthodox Union, which they’v’e now granted.
Eat Drink SF early bird tickets
The first tickets are up for grabs for the 10th annual Eat Drink SF, a food festival that gathers 150 local restaurants for tastings from August 24 to 26th. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association puts the event together, which last year included beverages from 70 bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries and attracted 7,500 attendees.
Eater London interviews royal wedding cake baker
Claire Ptak, a Chez Panisse alum who runs London’s Violet Bakery, talked all about baking the royal wedding cake with Eater London. “It ended up being a collaboration,” Ptak said of the design process with newly minted royal family member Meghan Markle. “She really knows what she wants. And I always knew we were going to do something together that was different, cool, modern and unique. We’re both from California and we both moved to England, so we have common ground.”
Mission Heirloom is for sale in Berkeley
After losing their restaurant operator and having a baby, the owners of Gourmet Ghetto restaurant Mission Heirloom are selling their paleo diet friendly cafe. Stay tuned for more on the future of that business.