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Prizefighter and Honor Barkeepers both profiled

November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Two completely different bars with completely different vibes. What do they have in common? They’re both making waves in the Bay Area and even national bar scene and they’re both here in Emeryville, CA. Jon...

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Jonas Bernstein, founder of the popular Rotten City Pizza establishment (A name that honors E’ville’s sordid past) has applied for a use permit at the former Taco Del Mar spot along 59th at Peladeau near the...

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Good news E’villains! Bacano Bakery is finally set for its Grand Opening this Saturday, October 18th after a month-long soft opening period to work out the wrinkles. Their opening fills a need for local, fresh,...

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One of the most personally enjoyable posts I’ve written for the E’ville Eye was my “Rediscover E’ville’s most celebrated bar” article about Trader Vic’s back in December. I have an intense interest in Emeryville’s vast history...

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I don’t know if you can have two more polar opposite establishments in one post, but here it goes. One is at the cusp of the Vegan, Gluten-free and grain-alternative lifestyle, the other … well,...

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A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest: Smashburger, a Colorado based burger chain that distinguishes itself with a process of “smashing” its burgers on the grill with...

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Emeryville has spawned its share of originals. Trader Vic’s (originally on the Oakland side of the border, I know), Rudy’s Can’t Fail may have met this status and perhaps even Honor Kitchen & Cocktails or...

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In additional to Wednesday’s lunch market on Park & Haven behind City Hall, the Public Market has recently announced it is getting in on the Food Truck action. The inaugural weekly event will take place this...

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Just a 15 minute walk from my home in Emeryville is a cute little gluten-free Southern comfort food restaurant called Grease Box located in Oakland’s Santa Fe neighborhood (Site of the former Crossroads Cafe that...

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Our efforts to prevent Cafe Aquarius from closing back in December through our Change.org online petition were unfortunately for naught, but I’m proud of the outpouring of support and the willingness of E’villains to fight for a...

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The offerings of the Emeryville Triangle neighborhood are about to grow substantially. In addition to the recently announced in-the-works Scarlet City Espresso Bar, Commonwealth Café & Public House will be opening a British style “Micro pub” at 3986...

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When I heard that there was going to be a new beer garden in North Berkeley a few months ago, I was thrilled. Westbrae Biergarten, located on Gilman St. at Curtis has been a hot...

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Taking over food blogging duties for The E’ville Eye is Brenda Ton, a two-year resident with a passion for food and proprietor of her own food Blog, Bites & Bourbon. Her leadoff review is for...

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The strip of San Pablo bordering Oakland & E’ville was once lined with swanky bars stretching all the way from 53th into Berkeley. One of these Post-WW2 Bars was “The Streamline Lounge” at 5516 San Pablo that...

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E’ville Bites: Actual Cafe Bargain Bite Review

February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our E’ville Bites blogger Calvin Rouse has moved on (The casualty of an expired lease) but he left us a parting gift: A neighborhood spot review courtesy of his current gig as an employee of...

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When I moved to Emeryville years ago, I considered Trader Vic’s an overpriced restaurant chain for out-of-towners celebrating their anniversary. It just seamed dated and tacky and it wasn’t very visible, nestled away in a...

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Sadly, an agreement between the landlord and Cafe Aquarius owner Patrick Feehan could not be reached and they will remain closed indefinitely. We held out hope that the owners would come to their senses and do what...

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For over six years now, Cafe Aquarius has delighted us with their sunny-patio, friendly staff, “Greenway” specials and dog-friendly amenities. Their pastries have been heralded (their blueberry pinwheel is my personal favorite) and they’ve even been...

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Since 2011 the Public Market and its shifting ownership have teased their pursuit of food truck vendors to establish roots in the former Paraffin Paint Factory Warehouse turned food & retail destination. Yesterday, through BizJournals.com, it...

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Grand Opening for KYU2 Sushi

September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another missing piece in Emeryville’s dining portfolio has been filled … SUSHI! (with apologies to MiYozen) KYU 2  brings another needed dining option to our 10,000+ residents and 30,000 strong daytime workforce. Adjacent to the Hollis...

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If you’ve ever been to a true “Public Market”, then you may be disappointed with what Emeryville has to offer. Having recently visited Milwaukee’s version, I’ve realized that Emeryville’s take on it is really just...

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In addition to our growing gallery of Emeryville pets & Food, the E’ville Eye has started a community gallery of delicious bites and sips! The food and cocktails of a city represent an important aspect of...

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Emeryville foodies rejoice! Wednesday was the “Soft Opening” debut for Off the Grid – Emeryville in what may be considered a Summer Try-out for a (hopefully!) more permanent event. A city with a long history...

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E’ville Bites: The B Side BBQ Review

May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Atlanta’s loss is Emeryville’s gain as recent transplant Calvin Rouse III has joined The E’ville Eye staff as our resident food critique. Originally hailing from Sacramento, Calvin is a nine-year chef who’s worked at Whole...

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