Category Archives: Local Vendors

New Restaurants, Spring Menu

I went to the opening of the Tribune Tavern on Monday night and it was spectacular. The room is amazing- big booths with big tables that hold lots of food and wine, lots of nice details, stained glass, big wooden bar rails, etc. Huw Thornton’s food killed – ox tongue, rabbit rillette, and one of [...]
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Sutton Cellars Apple Cider Is Here!

Carl Sutton has taken organic Sonoma Gravenstein apple juice and left it to ferment spontaneously in oak barrels. No sugar, yeast, water, sulfites, or anything else is added, and no filtering or other manipulation takes place. It’s apples and nothing else. The result is a  refreshing cider in the Basque style. Its not effervescent and [...]
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New Outdoor Party Space

This awesome roof garden is right downtown at 20th and Harrison. We’ve just been added to the caterers list here, so send us an e-mail for weddings, company parties, etc. We’re also going to be doing lunchtime barbecues, happy hours, concerts, etc., so get on our twitter feed and we’ll keep you in the loop.
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July Pig Roast

Our next Pig Roast will be at Linden St. on Sunday July 15th. This one will also mark the 50th birthday of Big Ken, whose bass guitar stylings have graced many of our roasts. Look out for a spike in the worldwide price of Fernet that weekend.  
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Porky New Breakfast, New Sandwich, Rock Wall Event

We’ve got a couple new items on our weekday breakfast menu- Marin Sun Pork Chop and Eggs, and Chile Verde and Eggs. On our lunch menu, we have a new sandwich – griddled garlic and herb marinated Marin Sun pork leg, Fiscalini cheddar, night pickle remoulade( night pickles are our house pickled baby carrots, green [...]
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Two Mile Wine List

Keep an eye out for our new Two Mile wine list. It’s a separate list of bottle selections from wineries within two miles of Chop Bar. Coming soon…
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Sau And Brau at Drake’s Brewery

It’s time for the “Sau and Brau” barrel tasting event at Drake’s again. We did this event last year- it was great. 22 taps, barrel aged beers that aren’t available commercially, and a whole lot of pig. Its all happening at 6 p.m.,Wednesday the 15th at Drake’s tasting room, 1933 Davis St., San Leandro, 94577. [...]
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Interview with Local Vendor: Sweetface Bakery

Lena is owner of Sweetface Bakery, who supplies delicious fresh baked good to Chop Bar. She answered some questions about her company and the yummy treats she sells throughout the Bay Area: Can you share some of Sweetface’s history, …how did the business begin? Sweetface started as an adventure and escape for me from the corporate world. [...]
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Interview with Local Vendor: Drake’s Brewery

Chop Bar loves to use local vendors whenever possible. We hope to introduce some of them to you in a series of blog posts. For this first post, we interviewed John Martin of Drake’s Brewery. Drake’s just launched a new website and also can be found on Twitter and their blog. Can you tell us [...]
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