Oakland news and notes 2018

Luke Tsai says that the Delage people are taking over the old Yume space in Alameda. Sushi/ kaiseki he said. A pretty tiny space I must say. But I guess if it works for places Oza Oza it can work at that space.

The Mercury News/East Bay Times have photos from the opening of Nyum Bai on Saturday, February 17 but it looks like the text of their story is behind a paywall. There a few short reviews up on the ‘Y’ site.

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Eater reported that Reem Assil is partnering with Patterson to open up a Palestinian restaurant called Dyafa in the Haven space in JLS in April. Food is said to centered around the hearth. Hopefully they will expand the menu and ‘diversify’ beyond baked goods/ flatbreads, etc.

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Luke Tsai in San Francisco Magazine:

La Casita
3659 Foothill Blvd. (Near Harrington Ave.), Oakland, 510-261-4260
Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Fri.–Sun. 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Mon. 7 a.m.–2 p.m.



Cost: $45-$65
Age: 21+

Bacon and Beer Festival
Saturday, Mar. 10, 2:30-5pm | Jack London Square

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Up until about a year ago, the La Casita location was Taqueria Campos and run by Ana Maria Campos who retired and turned over the stoves to her nephew, Nolberto Martinez Jr. Linked below is an article by John Birdsall from 2014 about birria, menudo and posole at Campos and the Jalisco origins of much of the Mexican cooking in the Fruitvale District of Oakland.

Menudo, birria, posole: In restaurants all over Fruitvale, you’ll find this Jalisco trinity enshrined — it speaks to the area’s roots. In the mid-20th century, workers recruited from Jalisco to work the Oakland rail yards settled first in West Oakland, then in East Oakland, on residential blocks that feed into International Boulevard (originally East 14th Street) between Fruitvale Avenue and High Street. By the 1980s, East 14th Street had become the major artery sustaining East Bay Latino life, a public expression of family, food and culture, preserving the taste of Jalisco’s towns and farms.


2301 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612


open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


I’m putting this article about a new San Leandro restaurant in the Oakland news thread because they are adjoining cities.

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It’s in Alameda not Oakland but close enough.

Wild Ginger
1239 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501


And they are now open:


Sat., April 7, 12 p.m.

Esports Arena
255 2nd Street

Dyafa is now open for lunch. The lunch menu is pretty simple and similar to Reem’s. Look forward to their dinner offerings.