Just in time for the weekend, Bay Area diners have two highly-anticipated new restaurants to experience a slice of pizza or take-out Chinese classics. According to an Instagram post, Chef Brandon Jew has officially opened the second location of his counter-service restaurant Mamahuhu in the North Bay town of Mill Valley. Jew’s fine-dining Chinese restaurant, Mister Jiu’s, holds a Michelin star, but the chef created the original Mamahuhu in early 2020 to pay homage to steam platter standards, including sweet and sour chicken or beef and broccoli with a combo of high-quality ingredients and classic Chinese cooking techniques. The Mill Valley Outpost is located at 173 Throckmorton Avenue, in the space formerly occupied by Mill Valley Beerworks.
Meanwhile, back in town, Mister Jiu alum Eric Ehler is making slices at his new Outta Sight pizzeria. Located on Larkin between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street, the shiny new slice store will be open today, Friday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or while supplies last), per an Instagram post. The online menu says the slices are around $5 each depending on the fillings with whole pies ranging from $30 to $37. Keep an eye on the restaurant’s Instagram for hours as business settles in as well as for daily specials. Fans of the longtime Outta Sight pop-up at Fig and Thistle wine bar will notice that the slice shop menu is quite different, leaning towards slightly simpler topping combos – albeit a slice of curry and vegan chutney with pickled peppers and summer squash sounds intriguing.
Oakland’s Dragon Gate Bar & Grille is making a comeback
In January, we shared the sad news that Dragon Gate Bar & Grille has closed after 8 years – now KQED has the inside scoop on the restaurant’s return. Owner Johnny Chang will reopen the restaurant at 1 Franklin Street in Oakland in early 2023, this time with even more karaoke rooms and the same (more or less) menu of Taiwanese dishes including “beef noodle soup, omelette with dried radishes and the crispy, umami dish known as “silly noodles,” with its toppings of fish floss, ground pork, and simmered pork belly. »
Azalina is now aiming for an October reopening date
If you, like us, have been eagerly awaiting the opening of groundbreaking Malaysian restaurant Azalina’s since KQED announced its return earlier this fall, here’s the update: In an email to Eater SF earlier this month , owner Azalina Eusope shared that the team is a little behind on construction and now hopes to open in early to mid-October.
El Charro 1947 closes again
In less uplifting throwback news, the revived iteration of El Charro 1947 that opened in Walnut Creek in December has already closed, the Mercury News reports. The original Lafayette restaurant closed after more than seven decades in late 2020, then reopened in Walnut Creek in late 2021. An announcement on the restaurant’s website confirms the closure and thanks customers for their support.
Town Fare at Oakland Museum of California launches new brunch menu
Chef Michele McQueen has a new brunch menu to share at Oakland Museum of California’s Town Fare. From this Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will be able to find dishes including French toast with homemade brown sugar syrup and candied bacon; chicken and buttermilk waffles with sweet potatoes; charred catfish and grits with lemon aioli; and biscuits and country bacon sauce with chives.