After a full decade of slingshots and sandwiches near the intersection of 16th and Valencia Streets in the Mission, popular sports bar Giordano Bros. announced its closure in February. But the bar is back – sort of – this time with two new owners and a new name: Rudi’s Sports Bar and Restaurant. Local Mission broke the news Thursday, the same day Rudi’s opened its doors at 3108 16th Street.
The new owners have no meaningful ties to Pittsburgh other than their shared love of the Steel City-themed sports bar, but still say they plan to keep the bar’s Pirates and Steelers decor, staff and menu. However, there will be some changes; because of the owners’ UK roots (Rudi Rughoonundon was born in the UK and Ollie Pender hails from Ireland, Mission Local reports) they plan to add a full English breakfast to the menu including eggs, sausage, baked tomatoes grilled beans and toast. .
Emeryville Caribbean restaurant makes its belated debut
Calypso Rose Kitchen, the Caribbean restaurant from chef Verna McGowan, opened its doors on August 20 inside the Emeryville Public Market, Berkeleyside reports. You may recall that McGowan worked as the personal chef of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and draws on her personal experiences — “from growing up in New York with a Caribbean and Southern upbringing, to learning about Guyanese cuisine from her mother-in-law. law and Puerto Rican food from the friend” — at the new restaurant.
Inside Oakland’s new French restaurant, Rendez-Vous
There’s a new French restaurant called Rendez-Vous opening at 5526 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeleyside also reports. Husband-and-wife owners Johnelle Mancha and Brian Hill were inspired to start the project by “a kitchen-focused trip to a small chateau in France” and hired chef Nate Berrigan-Dunlop (Pizzaiolo, Starline Social Club) to run the kitchen. , which churns out dishes such as “beetroot-roasted halibut with pickled watermelon rind ($18)” and “shrimp tart with Calabrese chili and avocado ($18).
California’s new bartender licensing law goes into effect on September 1st
of Marin Independent Journal reminds all California service workers that the state’s new Responsible Beverage Service training program begins Sept. 1, at which time anyone serving alcohol in the state must become certified. As Eater SF reported in June, that’s about 1 million people. Earlier this summer, San Francisco’s bar and restaurant lobbies asked for an extension of the deadline in part because the mandatory training is only available in English and Spanish so far.
Moonbelly Bakery begins selling croissants in East Sacramento
East Sacramento residents have a new neighborhood bakery located at 6511 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento Bee reports. Moonbelly Bakery is officially open and serves croissants, bread, coffee, tea and “more than 15 flavors of preserves in a jar” in an intriguing array of flavors like cherry rose petal, cherry strawberry jam and pear vanilla bean.
The phone line of the Korean restaurant outside Sunset activates the service
Fans of Korean Restaurant Hotline may have noticed that the business was liquidating a number of fixtures and fittings over the past couple of weeks; now we know what the owners, who are also behind Queens Korean Superettes in Inner Sunset, have planned. On Instagram, the owners simply announced, “Hotline is now a junghwa bistro,” posting photos of a new menu and a dining room more suited to dinner and full service. The restaurant was previously built primarily for delivery and takeout.