Some notable comings and goings since our last October update including the departure of two dine-in options, an update on a highly anticipated West Oakland Barbecue spot, and what we know about the Bay Street food ‘Shed’ renovations.
Bay Street “Food Shed” Construction begins
As previously reported, both Fuddruckers and Buckhorn Grill closed in October leaving the upstairs dining area of Bay Street completely vacant except for California Pizza Kitchen.
Bay Street has already begun construction on the space for what they are calling a “Shed Repositioning & Renovation” project. The renovation includes reducing and reconfiguring the footprint of several spaces, updating the staircase to provide better visibility, and integrating the fire pit from the former Pasta Pomodoro restaurant into the public space.
“Designed for a diversity of merchants and amenities, the Shed is an open gathering place for the community where residents, visitors and patrons can shop, dine, and enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay across the site’s public spaces,” the approved plans provided below state.
Mall Management Madison Marquette also manages the popular Oxbow Public Market in Napa giving hope that some quality tenants are in the works. No construction timeline has been provided.
Patatas shutters restaurant service
Patatas Neighborhood Kitchen on Adeline has discontinued its dine-in service to exclusively focus on delivery and catering. Their last day of service was on September 2.
Chef/Owner Marcos Quezada acknowledged the closure and shift in focus to the more profitable catering and delivery segments. “We had to close the restaurant service but we are still offering catering services to corporative and private events. We are also continuing to offer our delivery services via Caviar, Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates.”
Patatas took over the space from the shuttered Commonwealth micropub in 2017.
Likha Filipino Pop-Up Moving On From Hometown Heroes Sports Bar
The Likha Filipino food Pop-up at the Hometown Heroes sports bar on Adeline and 40th is coming to an end. Chronicle reporter Janelle Bitker is reporting that chef-owners Jan Dela Paz and Bobby Punla are actively looking for a dedicated space of their own somewhere in Oakland.
Likha had been a draw for the sports-themed bar and was honored among The SF Chronicle’s Favorite new restaurants of the year in 2018. Their last day of service will be December 8.
Hometown Heroes will assume control of the kitchen with their own yet undetermined menu. “We’re planning on taking over the kitchen ourselves when Likha moves,” noted HTH partner Michael Ordona through email.
Horn Barbecue to Former Brown Sugar Kitchen Space
Horn Barbecue is one step closer to bringing life back to the former Brown Sugar Kitchen space on Mandela Parkway. BSK Chef Tanya Holland closed the location at the end of 2018 citing unprofitability and deteriorating conditions including the frequent clean up of syringes, trash and rampant auto break-ins of their customers.
It was announced that Horn would be taking over the space back in August. Horn honed his pitmaster skills by hosting popups around the bay including at a nearby West Oakland service station. Horn’s focus is craft Barbecue with a southern influence.
Horn will also be involved in the recently announced food hall space at Jack London Square along with Emeryville restaurant alum Preeti Mistry.
Horn has not announced an opening date other than optimistically targeting fall, but will be hosting a Turkey Giveaway at the space on November 23.
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— Horn Barbecue (@HornBarbecue) November 1, 2019