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Another Famous Japanese Ramen Chain Heads South

Ippudo is expanding beyond SF and Berkeley, and more a.m. intel

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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).

Chop Bar

247 4th Street, , CA 94607 (510) 834-2467 Visit Website

Cow Marlowe

3154 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 508-5898 Visit Website

Jack London Square

Embarcadero West & Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 645-9292 Visit Website

Tartine Manufactory

595 Alabama Street, , CA 94110 (415) 757-0007 Visit Website