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Cortesy of The Trappist

The food scene in downtown Oakland is growing faster than you can say small plate. The Broadway corridor, from West Grand all the way down to Jack London Square, just keeps sprouting new venues for food lovers:

Bakesale Betty (Scheduled to open in late 2008.) Oakland office workers rejoice! Baker Alison Barakat has announced she’s opening a second incarnation of her hugely popular Temescal establishment. Scones, fried chicken sandwiches, and fruit ices galore. 2228 Broadway, www.bakesalebetty.com.

Café Madrid (Opened in February 2007.) Spanish bocadillos and tapas. Breakfast and lunch Mon.–Sat., 2001 Broadway, (510) 271-0001.
Mono (Scheduled to open this month.) Small plates, charcuterie and cheese, oyster bar, and boutique wines. Lunch Mon.–Fri., dinner Wed.–Sun.; 247 Fourth St., (510) 834-0260.

Mua lounge (Scheduled to open in April.) A wine lounge and tapas café from Hi-Suk Dong, owner of Soizic, a French bistro, also in downtown Oakland. 2442 Webster St., (510) 238-1100.

OZUMO (Scheduled to open in October.) The sushi and Japanese food restaurant that has been a fixture of San Francisco’s Embarcadero for seven years is opening an Oakland outpost on the first floor of a new condominium. 428 W. Grand Ave., (415) 321-6179, www.ozumo.com.

The Trappist (Opened in December 2007.) A Belgian beer bar that serves cheese. Drinks Wed.–Sun., 460 Eighth St., (510) 238-8900, www.thetrappist.com

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