Mission District sports bar Giordano Bros. returns as Rudi’s Under New Owners

After a full decade of shots and sandwiches near the intersection of 16th Street and Valencia in the Mission, popular sports bar Giordano Bros. announced its closure in February. But the bar is back, sort of, this time with two new owners and a new name: Rudi’s Sports Bar and Restaurant. Mission Local broke the news Thursday, the same day Rudi opened its doors at 3108 16th Street.

The new owners have no significant connections to Pittsburgh other than their shared love of the Steel City-themed sports bar, but nonetheless say they plan to retain the Pirates and Steelers bar decor, as well as the staff and menu. There will be some changes though; because of the owners’ British roots (Rudi Rughoonundon was born in the UK and Ollie Pender is from Ireland, Mission Local reports) they plan to add a full English breakfast to the menu, including eggs, sausage, grilled tomato, beans and toasts. .

Emeryville Caribbean restaurant makes its belated debut

Calypso Rose Kitchen, chef Verna McGowan’s Caribbean restaurant, opened its doors Aug. 20 at the Emeryville Public Market, Berkeleyside reports. You may recall that McGowan worked as a personal chef for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and draws on her personal experiences: “from growing up in New York with a Caribbean and Southern upbringing, to learning about his mother-in-law’s Guyanese cuisine and a friend’s Puerto Rican food” — at the new restaurant.

Inside Oakland’s new French restaurant, Rendez-Vous

Berkeleyside also reports that a new French restaurant called Rendez-Vous has opened at 5526 Martin Luther King Jr Way. Husband-and-wife owners Johnelle Mancha and Brian Hill were inspired to start the project with “a kitchen-centric trip to a small mansion in France” and hired chef Nate Berrigan-Dunlop (Pizzaiolo, Starline Social Club) to run the kitchen. , which offers dishes such as “beetroot-cured halibut with pickled watermelon skin ($18)” and “shrimp tartine with Calabrian chiles and avocado ($18).”

California’s new bartending licensing law will go into effect on September 1st

The Independent newspaper of Marín reminds all service workers in California that the state’s new Responsible Beverage Service training program begins September 1, at which time anyone serving alcoholic beverages in the state must be certified. As Eater SF reported in June, that’s roughly 1 million people. Earlier this summer, bar and restaurant lobbies in San Francisco called for an extension of the deadline due, in part, to the fact that the mandatory training is only available in English and Spanish so far.

Moonbelly Bakery starts selling croissants in East Sacramento

East Sacramento residents have a new neighborhood bakery located at 6511 Folsom Boulevard, the Sacramento Bee reports Moonbelly Bakery is officially open, serving croissants, breads, coffee, tea and “over 15 flavors of jarred preserves” in an intriguing array of flavors including cherry rose petal, cherry strawberry jam and pear vanilla.

Outside, the Sunset Korean Restaurant Hotline changes service

Fans of Korean restaurant Hotline may have noticed that the business liquidated a ton of appliances and equipment over the past few weeks; now we know what the owners, who are also behind Queens’ Korean superette in Inner Sunset, have planned. On Instagram, the owners simply announced, “Hotline is now a junghwa bistro,” posting photos of a new menu and a dining room more suited to dinner and full service. In the past, the restaurant was built primarily for delivery and takeout.

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