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Popular IPA Slinger Faction Brewing Is Opening a New Oakland Taproom

Also: Flint’s BBQ continues its comeback tour, and more news to start your day

A Faction Brewing pilsner, show here with the brewery’s view of the Alameda waterfront
A Faction Brewing pilsner
Faction Brewing/Facebook

Big news from Faction Brewing, the Alameda-based brewery: It looks like the popular brewing company will be opening a second location in Oakland, at a prominent spot in the Temescal neighborhood.

Based on posts the company put up on social media yesterday, the new taproom will be located at 4210 Telegraph Avenue — the former home of the Hawk and Pony Coffee Shop. It’s an exciting development for fans of the brewery, known for its hop-forward IPAs and triple IPAs, especially since the original waterfront-adjacent location — which will remain open — is a bit of trek for much of the Bay Area (though it also boasts perhaps the best views of any Bay Area brewery).

As of publication time, Faction had not yet responded to Eater SF’s request for further details, but at a minimum, it appears — from the Type 41 alcohol license notice — that, unlike the Alameda flagship, the new Faction taproom will also be a restaurant with its own food offerings. Stay tuned for updates.

And in other news...

  • Flint’s, the legendary (and long-shuttered) Oakland barbecue spot, is continuing its comeback tour, as Crystal Joy Martin, the granddaughter of the founders, is hosting her third pop-up of the past year — with all of the original Flint’s recipes — on May 16, with tickets set to go on sale in April. The long-term goal, Martin has said, is to eventually reopen Flint’s as an actual restaurant. [Merc]
  • One of the secondary effects of recent coronavirus fears is that because so many Bay Area diners are staying home rather than eating out, restaurants that previously never offered delivery are being forced to consider it — the owner of Guamanian hot spot Prubechu, for instance, tells SF Chron that he’s rethinking his position on delivery apps now that he’s having three to four reservations cancel each day. [SFC]
  • Merchant Roots, the idiosyncratic Fillmore cafe and retail shop, has been hosting avant-garde dinner parties for more than a year now. Now, it’s ditching the retail market altogether and transitioning into a full-fledged fine dining restaurant. [SFC]
  • North Beach has a stylish new Chinese restaurant called Osmanthus Dim Sum Lounge, on the edge of Chinatown, with a short menu of dim sum classics like siu mai and barbecue pork buns, plus more ambitious entrées like Chairman’s braised pork belly and typhoon-style lobster and crab. [Hoodline]
  • The swanky new Las Vegas location of Charles Phan’s Cal-Vietnamese institution Slanted Door had its grand opening yesterday:

Faction Brewing

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