More ways to experience Manresa Bread
Manresa Bread’s new Campbell restaurant is expanding its repertoire with new weekend brunch service and daily happy hour. Brunch starts tomorrow, February 9, with new dishes like French toast with passion fruit jam and mascarpone; a croissant sandwich with bacon, fried eggs, hollandaise, and vegetables; biscuits and sausage gravy; and shakshuka alongside morning cocktails. Happy hour, meanwhile, will be on offer starting today from 4 to 8 p.m. every day with special pricing on beer, wine, and cocktails, plus new eats like a patty melt or vegetarian banh mi. The cafe has also added a few new toasts to its all-day lineup, including Nutella toast with marshmallow fluff, citrus toast with whipped mascarpone and lemon curd, and a savory number featuring pickled beets on chevre.
Kingston 11/Kaya Chef plans new Oakland restaurant and marketplace
Nigel Jones, the chef of popular Oakland and San Francisco Jamaican restaurants, is telling the Chronicle about his plans for a new marketplace and restaurant on the 2300 block of Valdez in Uptown Oakland. Those involve Azalina’s chef Azalina Eusope, who is busy expanding her Malaysian food business to Noe valley, and Iranian chef Hanif Sadr of the pop-up Komaaj. The project is called Calabash: Stay tuned for details as the marketplace and restaurant take shape.
Well, that didn’t last long
Sonoma’s Mint & Liberty is closing for good after just three months in business. Despite chef Michal Siegel’s (Shorty Goldstein’s, Betelnut) appealing range of American eats and a full remodel, the modern diner never found an audience. It will serve its final brunch on Sunday, February 10.
Postmates goes IPO
San Francisco startup Postmates has confidentially filed for an initial public offering — according to a short announcement, the size and price range haven’t been determined yet. The courier service delivers all sorts of items via independent contractors, though it’s best known for delivering restaurant meals.
Celebrating the voices of women
La Cocina’s Week of Women in Food, a week-long collaboration between La Cocina chefs, amazing restaurateurs, and other industry folks, returns the first week of March. Tickets went on sale just two days ago but half of the events are already sold out. Snatch up the remaining tickets while you can: Syrian food with Rawaa Kasedah of Old Damascus Fare, mac ‘n’ cheese experts Fernay McPherson and Erin Wade of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement and Homeroom, and Vietnamese cooking with Hang Truong and Jessica Nguyen of Noodle Girl and Little Window.