A provocative name and a meatless menu
Slutty Vegan, the questionably named food truck from Atlanta, is on tour, bringing its decadent meatless food to Oakland for one night only. Owner Pinky Cole opened her business as a pop-up last year, but quickly drew legions of followers via Instagram; a brick-and-mortar location opened in January. The menu is based around faux meat items like Beyond Meat’s bratwurst and Impossible Foods’ burger, with “slutty additions.” The “Heaux Boy” is a take on a shrimp poboy, featuring an Impossible Burger with vegan bacon, shrimp, and cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and slutty sauce on a vegan Hawaiian roll. It’s going down this Sunday, March 24 from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. at AU Lounge (2430 Broadway, Oakland)
Lucca Ravioli Co. might possibly maybe stay open a little longer
In an interview with KCBS, manager Steve Corbelli teased the notion that the store could be open a little longer than its planned closing date of April 20. ”There might be a possibility where we could stay open a little longer,” Corbelli told KCBS. “That’s in negotiation right now. So one never knows.” One never does. Stay tuned for more on whether there’ll be a few extra days to say goodbye.
A big rig full of bacon caught on fire yesterday
A lot of salami, bacon, and other frozen food went up in smoke yesterday during the early morning hours. The no-injury crash shut down a portion of westbound Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass.
Livermore: #ALCOFire B3, E8, LPFD E98, Camp Parks Water Tender (WT) 44, Tracy FD E95 & WT 90 responded to I-580 WB before N. Flynn Rd & extinguished a big-rig fire on the right shoulder. Truck was carrying frozen food, salami & . No injuries. Expect delays along Altamont Pass. pic.twitter.com/21sXLkydUO— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) March 19, 2019
A beer garden heads to Walnut Creek
Bierhaus, the German beer garden that opened in Temescal just months ago, will expand into the former location of Lark Creek in Downtown Walnut Creek. The expansion will happen this summer, bringing German beers, food like wursts, burgers, schnitzels and more.
Hamburgers vs. politics
We all know food is political, any way you slice it. Yet, Eater editor Meghan McCarron argues that hamburgers shouldn’t become a partisan issue. Read more about it here.