An opulent, Carmen Miranda-themed inner is heading to SF
Disco Dining Club, a very sassy “underground” dining experience from LA, is headed to the penthouse of the tech crowd’s beloved hangout, the Battery. A four-course meal is at the heart of it, though there will be live music, dance performances, and all kinds of spectacles. (Think caviar, drag queens, and themed cocktails). Diners are encouraged to use this Pinterest board for inspiration in planning their attire. It’s going down on Saturday, March 2; check out more here.
Super Duper opens in Emeryville
The growing local chain has opened its third East Bay location in Emeryville’s Public Market (5959 Shellmound Street). It joins an increasingly delicious resstaurant lineup at the Market, which includes Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, Shiba Ramen, Pig in a Pickle, and C Casa, among others. Starting today, it’s open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., with burgers, beer, wine, and shakes.
Immigrant-run coffee kiosk opens in downtown Berkeley tomorrow
1951 Coffee Company opens its kiosk tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 at 10 a.m. at the newly remodeled Berkeley BART plaza. The first 50 customers at the kiosk will receive a discount of 50 percent off their orders; there’ll also be samples of the company’s custom roasts, created through a partnership with Coffee Manufactory. It’s open now Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Bay Area’s indigenous cultures on display at cafes
Read more about two Bay Area food businesses highlighting the culture of indigenous peoples. Ohlone Café presents the food of the local Ohlone tribe before colonization, using ingredients foraged from the East Bay hills. Wahpepah’s Kitchen is a catering company from an Oakland native with roots in Oklahoma’s Kickapoo tribe. Read more about it here.
Don’t forget to feed your teachers
Oakland teachers are on day three of a strike that could last for days (or weeks) longer. Many Oakland and Berkeley restaurants are coming together to offer discounts, freebies, and special events to support them. Here’s the list, which will be updated throughout the duration of the strike.