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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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New Vendors At Pig Roast

We’ll be doing our pig roast on Fathers’ Day June 17th this month. Fists of Flour Pizza will be there, which is a great option for kids and vegetarians. Our friends at Tara’s Organic Ice Cream will be serving up Banana Cardamom, Salted Caramel, Choco;late, and Coconut Sorbet. In menu news, our charcuterie plate will be [...]
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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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All Natural Local Pork From John Bledsoe

Chop Bar will now be buying all our pork and bacon directly from John Bledsoe, a farmer in Winters. His lamb is also delicious. Try out his pork at the pig roast on the 17th at Linden St.
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St. Paddy’s Day

Wanna get Irish with us? Come by for corned beef and cabbage and beer specials tonight. KALX is playing celtic punk all day if you need to get primed.
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Bye, Eric !

We’re saddened to announce that night sous-chef Eric Cohen will be leaving us to take the head chef job at Pappo in Alameda. Good luck , Eric, there will be no hazing on the way out, I promise. New stuff on the menu in the next couple of weeks- broiled sardines with puntarelle, [...]
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Hey, folks, thanks for a great year. We got great support from the neighborhood and beyond, and it looks like we’re here to stay. Our next big event will be a pig roast down at Drake’s Brewery in San Leandro sometime in February. Stay tuned for details.
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Monday Night Movies, Monthly Pig Roasts

Starting May 10th, we are going to show movies every Monday night. Our upstairs neighbor Austin Hill will be curating the first few. The emphasis will be on local filmmakers and documentaries, but we’ll probably sneak “Porky’s” and “Animal House” in there once in a while. There will also be drink specials and a bar [...]
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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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