After a full decade of slinging shots and sandwiches at the intersection of 16th Street and Valencia in the Mission, popular sports bar Giordano Bros. announced it’s closing again in February. But the bar is back — sort of — this time with two new owners and a new name: Rudy’s Sports Bar and Restaurant. Mission Local broke the news Thursday, the same day Rudy’s opened its doors at 3108 16th Street.
The new owners have no meaningful connections to Pittsburgh other than their shared love for the Steel City-themed sports bar, but nonetheless, they plan to retain the bar’s Pirates and Steelers decor, as well as the staff and menu. However, there will be some changes; Because of the owners’ UK roots (Rudy Rughunandan was born in the United Kingdom and Ollie Pender is from Ireland, Mission Local reports) they plan to add a full English breakfast to the menu, including eggs, sausages, grilled tomatoes, beans and toast. .
An Emeryville Caribbean restaurant makes its late debut
Calypso Rose Kitchen, chef Verna McGowan’s Caribbean restaurant, opened its doors inside the Emeryville Public Market on Aug. 20, Berkeleyside reports. You may recall that McGowan worked as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker’s personal chef and drew on her personal experiences — “from growing up in New York with a Caribbean and Southern upbringing, to learning about Guyanese cuisine from her mother-in-law and Puerto Rican cuisine from a friend” — the new at the restaurant.
Inside Oakland’s new French restaurant Rendez-Vous
There’s a new French restaurant called Rendez-Vous opening at 5526 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeleyside also reports. Husband-and-wife owners John Mancha and Brian Hill were inspired to launch the project by a “culinary-focused trip to a small house in France” and hired chef Nate Berrigan-Dunlop (Pizzaillo, Starline Social Club) for the kitchen. , which features plates like “Beat-Cured Halibut with Pickled Watermelon Rind ($18)” and “Shrimp Tartine with Calabrian Chiles and Avocado ($18).”
California’s new bartender licensing laws take effect on September 1
The Marin Independent Journal The state’s new Responsible Beverage Service training program begins Sept. 1, reminding all California service workers that anyone serving alcoholic beverages in the state is required to be certified. As Eater SF reported in June, that’s about 1 million people. Earlier this summer, bar and restaurant lobbies in San Francisco called for an extension of the deadline due to the fact that mandatory training has so far only been available in English and Spanish.
Moonbelly Bakery begins selling croissants in East Sacramento
East Sacramento residents have a new neighborhood bakery located at 6511 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento Bee reports. Moonbelly Bakery is officially open and offers croissants, bread, coffee, tea, and “over 15 flavors of jarred preserves” in an interesting array of flavors like cherry rose petal, cherry strawberry jam, and pear vanilla bean.
Outside the Sunset Korean Restaurant hotline switches the service
Fans of Korean Restaurant Hotline may have seen the trade off of a bunch of tools and equipment over the past couple of weeks; Now we know what the owners behind the Queens Korean superstore have planned for Inner Sunset. On Instagram, the owners simply announced, “Hotline is now a Junghwa Bistro,” posting photos of the new menu and dining room well suited for dining and full service. Previously the restaurant was built primarily for delivery and takeout.