Super Duper Berkeley has an opening date
Berkeley student dining is about to get a burger upgrade form Super Duper, whose 2355 Telegraph Avenue location (at Durant in the former Smart Alec’s space) is finally opening on June 18th. The location was first announced back in 2016.
End of the line for Drip Line Oakland
Chef Nora Haron-Dunning has amicably departed the West Oakland cafe Drip Line (940 Union St., Ste. 21) where she’s earned a reputation for her Singaporean-inspired dishes. As a result, the shop has closed. Fortunately for her fans, Haron-Dunning says she’ll pursue a new project soon. And lovers of Drip Line’s coffee and interiors are in luck, too: Its owners and co-founders, architects Carrie Shores and Josh Larson of Larson Shores Architecture and Interiors, will reopen the cafe space sometime this fall.
Pabu’s Spirited Away cocktails
No, that’s not a bowl of ramen: It’s a new cocktail from Kaitlin Ryan’s menu at downtown sushi restaurant and izakaya PABU. Many of the drinks are inspired by the Japanese animator and director Miyazaki, like a Spirited Away cocktail with botanist gin, shiso vermouth, fino sherry, apricot, salt. But the most striking might be the Tasteful Noodz, a whiskey sour variation (Iwai Blended Whiskey, Lemon, Cynar 70, and Mirin) served in a ramen bowl .
Local Brewing turns three with Beer Slushies and more
SoMa’s Local Brewing is celebrating its third birthday on Saturday, June 9, with three new tropical-themed beers — and even beer slushies with mini-umbrellas. Don those Hawaiian shirts and swing by 69 Bluxome Street from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.