Diablo Dish: Urban Remedy Opens
Inklings opened; yummies at Oakland Airport; new eats in Emeryville’s Public Market; potatoes in Stoneridge Mall; and BBQ for brunch
Urban Remedy Now Open
The highly anticipated juice bar Urban Remedy opened its doors yesterday in Walnut Creek. To celebrate the opening of its first East Bay retail store, Urban Remedy is offering its cold-pressed juices and plant-based food for free this Saturday.
But there are a few rules. Free goodies will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And the offer is for items under $10, which includes spring and summer rolls, Purple Potato salad, Raw Carrot Soup, cold-brewed coffee, lemonades and juices. And they will be available only as long as supplies last because Urban Remedy only makes products using fresh, organic ingredients. So, once the supply of carrots runs out, that’s it.
The shop sells many options of juice blends, including the Cold Crusher, and something a "friend" might occasionally need called the After Party, which energizes what otherwise might be a slow morning.
The new shop is located at 1320 Locust Street.
Inklings is Ready for Business
Inklings Coffee and Tea, a specialty coffee and tea shop, has opened on Main Street in Pleasanton. The grand opening and ribbon cutting took place on Tuesday.
Expect your latte to be inked—your steamed milk may come in the shape of a heart. In addition to coffee and tea, Inklings also offers pastries from Top Knot Bake Shoppe.
Get ready to come to the airport hungry.
According to SF Eater, Oakland International Airport has joined forces with Manchester Airport Group and Oakland chef-owner Chris Pastena from Chop Bar, Calavera, and Lungomare. The trio is set to open The Escape Lounge on November 1 inside the airport.
For $40, the lounge offers unlimited food, a full bar, Wi-Fi, newspapers, and magazines. The menu features an array of gourmet items made with fresh, organic ingredients, including fig toast, polenta pancakes, mac and cheese, burgers, and salads.
That fig toast may just have you heading to the airport a little earlier than before.
New Eats for Public Market
Public Market Emeryville is getting three new eateries: Fish Face Poke Bar; and Periodic Table craft beer and sake spot – both set to open in the Food Hall in early 2017.
The Periodic Table is a new concept from the owners of Shiba Ramen, the Food Hall’s popular noodle purveyor. The beer and sake spot adds a dedicated beverage place, and provides additional nightlife in the Food Hall.
Fish Face, from celebrated Sacramento restaurateur Billy Ngo, is the chef’s first foray into the Bay Area. Ngo owns the original Fish Face, as well as the award-winning Kru sushi restaurant, both in Sac Town.
Also, the Public Market is getting a New Seasons Market, a mission-minded grocery store out of Portland. That store will anchor the 14-acre Public Market redevelopment, which includes an Orangetheory Fitness center.
One Potato, Two Potato
3 Potato 4 is moving into the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton. This vegan, gluten-free, fast-casual restaurant is slated to open on Wednesday, October 5.
As part of a 50-store expansion, 3 Potato 4 promises an array of baked fries (including a garlicky, “cheesy” version) and gourmet sauces for dipping. The menu also features organic soups, chili bowls, vegan fish and chips, vegan soft-serve ice cream, and more.
It’s not surprising that 3 Potato 4 loves potatoes. The company is touting the antioxidants and vitamins these beauties contain. Apparently, a potato has more potassium than a banana!
Grab that potato with nutritional pride!
BBQ for Breakfast
Sauced is bringing back Sunday breakfast.
Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, the Livermore restaurant is serving pulled pork and grits, brisket tacos, and my personal favorite, breakfast totchos—tater tots with sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, chopped bacon, an over-easy egg, jalapeno, avocado, chives, and roasted poblano salsa.
Be sure to wash down that order with a Bloody Mary or the Hair of the Hawg, which includes a bottle of champagne and carafe of orange juice.
It just might be the best day of the week.
Airport Open House this Weekend
This weekend, the city of Livermore and Livermore Valley wineries are celebrating the 20th annual Airport Open House and Air Show at the Livermore Airport.
Head there on Saturday, October 1, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a day of vintage cars, music, aircraft displays, wine tastings, and food by the Food Truck Mafia.
Ticket packages are available online.
Woods Island Club Celebrates Oktoberfest
Woods Island Club is ready for October.
The Treasure Island beer bar is kicking off the month on Saturday by welcoming chef Matt Kirk, who is heading to the island with his eclectic pop-up restaurant, Automat. Look for an Oktoberfest-inspired menu that includes bagel-spiced ribs, fried Brussels “Kraut,” and grilled potato salad, to name a few.
Also on tap is the re-release of the Retro Pilsner. Other brews will also be available, including Golden Spyglass, a barrel-fermented saison created on the premises.
Woods Island Club hours are from 12 to 6 p.m., with the Automat pop-up beginning at 12:30 p.m.