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- In the new era of satellite kitchens, more than 30 ghost kitchens appear to be operating from the same address in Oakland as part of a new development called the Oakland Food Hall. The development at 2353 East 12th Street opened under the name Jingletown Eats in October 2020, but renamed Oakland Food Hall about a month ago, according to a food hall vendor who asked to remain anonymous. Both concepts are overseen by CloudKitchens, a startup owned by former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, according to a company representative. The Oakland Food Hall website lists more than 30 different food companies that can be picked up and delivered through third party partners, including local favorites Little Skillet, Montesacro, and Frjtz. The exact number of vendors in the Oakland Food Hall is not yet clear, and there is no reason to change the name. Eater asked CloudKitchens for more information.
- Berkeleyside Nosh is visiting Akoma Food Market this week, an East Oakland farmers market that highlights local black and brown farmers and food vendors. In addition to the products, the vendors sell books, clothes, lemonade and wine on the first and third Sunday of the month through May. From this point on, the market will be open weekly. The hotel is located at 7101 Foothill Boulevard on 73rd Avenue.
- Oakland’s watering hole, the wolfhound, is now blessed with Tijuana-style birria tacos this weekend. Head to the bar on Sundays between 2pm and 6pm for tacos, tortas and burritos with Birria de Res. Vegan tacos with roasted root vegetables, black beans and vegan cheese are also on deck. Head up or text (415) 597-6668 to order.
- The local institution Scott’s Seafood has permanently closed its dining room in Walnut Creek after more than 30 years. Scott’s Seafood’s original location opened in the marina in 1976, followed by this outpost on North California Boulevard in 1987. [Berkeleyside Nosh]
- More closing news this week: Arzu Uyghur Cuisine, one of the rare Uyghur restaurants in the Bay Area, has closed in late January. According to a notice from the owner on Yelp, the restaurant plans to reopen in a new location in the future. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Do you have an excuse but no destination to spend this weekend? Check out our updated guide to the best sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.