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Longrunning San Jose Sushi Restaurant to Close After 47 Years

Plus a Horn BBQ pop-up is happening, new brunch, and more

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Horn BBQ is popping up in Alameda

Don’t show up hangry to this barbecue pop-up from chef Matt Horn, known to draw long, long lines for tender brisket and snappy hot links. This time he’ll be set up at Hangar 1 from 11 a.m. til sold out on Saturday, August 3. 2505 Monarch St, Alameda

Nothing lasts forever

Tsugaru, one of San Jose’s Japantown institutions, will close at the end of July. Its building was purchased a few years ago, and new owners have plans to renovate the space. Fans can stop by for chicken teriyaki bento boxes and other dragon rolls through the end of the month at lunch or dinner. 224 Jackson St., San Jose

Brunch at Starline Social Club

Soak up Oakland vibes at Starline’s new brunch, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There’ll be brunch cocktails, a full menu of dishes like chicken and waffles, and all the usual good music and shenanigans that can usually be found there. 2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland

There’s a new Turkish bakery in the East Bay

Hatice Yildiz ditched a career in academia to open her own bakery, turning out flaky pistachio baklava and more Turkish specialties. Simurgh Bakery sells at the Grand Lake and Kensington farmers markets Read more about why she traded her two graduate degrees for pastries here.

Keep an eye out for bartenders wearing this pin

Bartenders are opening up about the harmful nature of working around alcohol; for those who want to stay sober during their shift, it can be a difficult accomplishment. Local bartenders Mark Goodwin, DiDi Saiki, and Nike Melle have launched the Pin Project to help bartenders stay sober in a bar full of booze: When a staff member doesn’t want to drink during their shift, they don one of these pins to symbolize that intent. The team is working to spread the news throughout the community. Read more about it here.

Starline Social Club

2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way, , CA 94612 (510) 593-2109 Visit Website

Hangar 1 Vodka

2505 Monarch Street, , CA 94501 (510) 871-4950 Visit Website

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