Local author and chef snags Netflix deal
Samin Nosrat, the James Beard Award-winning author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, will star in a four-part Netflix series based on her cookbook. She’ll visit kitchens around the world, in addition to cooking in the kitchen of Chez Panisse (Nosrat has cooked there in the past). It premiers on October 19, so stay tuned.
The NYTimes Frugal Traveler does Berkeley
Unlike many of the Grey Lady’s forays to the West Coast, the latest drop-in is both unoffensive and accurate. Lucas Peterson (also the host of Eater’s Dining on a Dime) visits some of the best places to eat, drink, and hang in the city. Of course Cheeseboard Collective makes an appearance, as does Vik’s Chaat and Chez Panisse (an Eater Essential California restaurant), and newcomer Funky Elephant. Read the full guide here.
Albany’s newest brewery is a homebrewer’s dream
Ocean View Brew Works has opened at 627 San Pablo Ave., just North of Solano Ave., bringing a homegrown approach to the neighborhood. Husband-and-wife team Scott and Veronica Davidson are Albany natives; Scott brews his beers using a seven-barrel brewhouse. Read about it here.
Glena’s is ditching tacos for cheeseburgers
Well, for one day: Glena’s chef Michael Gaines is launching a pop-up on Sunday, August 5, serving the type of cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes he grew up eating in Southern California. The full bar will be open during the pop-up, which will run from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; the bar will be open til 5:30 p.m. at 632 20th Street.
An organic bakeshop is now open in the town of Sonoma
Honey & the Moon Coffee and Bakeshop (formerly Crisp Bake Shop) is now open at 720 W. Napa Street. It’s offering a variety of classics like butter croissants made with organic flour, eggs, and dairy, plus vegan options, breads, and a superfood granola. Petaluma’s Acre Coffee is providing the coffee. It’s open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.