Ippudo’s next Bay Area location is in Cupertino
The Japanese ramen chain is expanding to the Peninsula with a location in a mixed-used development in Cupertino, Main St. Cupertino. It’ll join restaurants, shops, and condos at 19540 Vallco Parkway, Suite 130, bringing its signature 18-hour tonkotsu broth to the area in September.
A Tartine Manufactory chef shuffle
Chef Christa Chase is leaving her post as executive chef of Tartine Manufactory on August 20. She’s been there since it opened in 2016, earning accolades as a Rising Star Chef at both the SF Chronicle and StarChefs along the way. According to Tablehopper she’s taking a break, then has plans for a new project in Oakland.
Cow Marlowe gets a refresh
Though it opened in November of 2018, Big Night Restaurant’s Cow Hollow restaurant is already getting a makeover. In addition to kitchen updates and a lighter paint job (the navy walls were striking, but perhaps a bit dark in the land of fog), the menu and cocktails will be getting a lighter touch. It’ll reopen August 22nd.
Donut Farm is moving to Jack London Square
Oakland’s vegan doughnut powerhouse is opening a new location in the former home of Chop Bar in Jack London Square (247 Fourth St) in August. At first its menu will be similar to the cafe food at its North Oakland location, then chang to a “fancier” version this winter, according to owner Josh Levine, who plans to add beer, wine, and liquor as well as larger menu of fresh, vegan fare. The North Oakland location will pare down to just doughnuts, but remain in operation (6037 San Pablo Ave).