Propaganda Space to become Hometown Heroes Sports Bar, Navi Kitchen Eliminates Dinner Service, Tweaks Menu

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East Bay Express Restaurant Critic Janelle Bitker has been providing a fair amount of coverage of our little city lately. Last week she broke the news that Minnie Bell’s Soul Food would be replacing the former Nyum Bai stall at the Public Market. This week she got the scoop on two significant developments along the Adeline corridor on our eastern border.

Hometown Heroes Sports Bar to Propaganda Space

Last month, we noted that Propaganda Gastropub had abruptly shuttered along with other announcements. Propaganda Owner Kiet Truong confirmed that he had sold the bar, but the new owners would be maintaining it as a restaurant space.

East Bay Express broke the news that a South S.F. sports bar called Hometown Heroes has acquired Propaganda’s lease and would be opening their second location at 4000 Adeline St.

The kitchen will be run by Likha Oakland who have been operating as a roaming Filipino food pop-up. Likha translates as “to create” in Tagalog.

In what might be considered a slight to E’ville, Likha made the announcement via Instagram that they would be “opening soon in Oakland” with our neighboring city’s logo and iconic cranes.

Likha’s “Filipino inspired, California driven” menu will feature traditional and modern takes on Filipino fare including adobo fried rice, longanisa and Spam burgers.

The Emeryville Hometown Heroes is expected to open in May.

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Navi Kitchen scraps dinner service, adds ‘Chicken & Waffles’ to menu

After rolling out evening hours back in July of last year, Navi Kitchen has opted to eliminate dinner service to focus on breakfast, lunch & takeout. “Breakfast, lunch, dinner — it was trying to do too many things,” Chef Preeti Mistry says in the piece. “This gives us focus.” Navi Kitchen will continue serving a limited selection of their unique Indian pizzas for pick-up. Mistry recently sold her Temescal neighborhood Juhu Beach Club (coincidentally to another Filipino pop-up).

Navi has also added Dosa ‘Waffles’ to its menu. Dosa is a fermented batter of rice and black gram and the rough equivalent of an Indian pancake or crepe.

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Navi will also introduce $10 half pies and partially-baked pizzas that neighbors can pick up and finish cooking at home.

Navi’s new hours will be Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed on Mondays).

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.


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