This week’s review was initially going to be a battle royale between Oakland and Berkeley to determine which city has the best museum cafe. The contest would have pitted Babette at the Berkeley Art Museum against the Oakland Museum of California’s Blue Oak Cafe. As it turned out, they weren’t playing in the same league.
Welcome to the Mid-Week Menu, a weekly roundup of restaurant openings, chef arrivals and departures, and other nuggets of gossip from the East Bay food scene.
If you fail to be charmed by bike-powered entrepreneurship, then your little black heart may well be beyond redemption. Whether it’s an eco-powered three-wheeler serving up tacos and breakfast burritos (El TacoBike) or shade-grown coffee beans delivered by former Wall Street Guys (Bicycle Coffee), bike delivery gives a twee boost to any product’s appeal.