Category Archives: Cortland

Kinfolk Restaurant Pops Up for Dinner in 903 Cortland

903 Cortland decided to end dinner service recently, but a new chef, Neighbor Greg Lutes, has stepped in to fill the void.  Neighbor Greg has launched a bumping new pop-up dinner restaurant called Kinfolk that’s open Thursday to Saturday from 5:30 to … Continue reading

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What Was That Glamorous Video Shoot on Cortland Yesterday?

O… M… G…!!!! The Bernalnet was abuzz yesterday after several neighbors spotted a glamorous film shoot taking place on the western side of Cortland, around Wool Street. What was happening? We asked John from Holy Water for the dish: Laura, … Continue reading

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This Afternoon: Fun, Free Pumpkin Carving at New Wheel Bike Shoppe

Miss Karen from The New Wheel newfangled bike shoppe on Cortland invites kids of all ages to their free pumpkin carving event, this afternoon: The New Wheel is hosting our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving! We welcome all (kids especially!) to … Continue reading

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Sunday Sunday Sunday!!! It’s Fiesta on the Hill 2013!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, canines and felines, it’s that festive time of the year on Cortland this Sunday as our main drag is transformed into an urban playland for the 2013 Fiesta on the Hill! VoicesPlaces stole my photo … Continue reading

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Little Bee Bakery Plans Soft-Launch Opening, Starting Today

Ooh. Tasty. According to the sign in the window, the new Little Bee Bakery from Bernal neighbor (and Chez Panisse alum) Stacie Pierce is set to open for a soft-launch starting today in the former Rock Candy Shop space at 521 … Continue reading

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Now Showing: The Lost History of the Former Cortland Theater

Did you know there once was a movie theater on Cortland Avenue? The Cortland Theater (which became the Capri, after 1957) operated for more than 50 years (!!!) at 802 Cortland, in the building that’s now a church. In this … Continue reading

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Photos of Cortland Avenue from A to Z

In the realm of unsolicited creative awesomeness, your Bernalwood editor was thrilled to find this little gift waiting for me in the Bernalwood Pool on Flickr. Flickr user bmeabroad has compiled a very sweet collection of 26 photos called “Cortland … Continue reading

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Little Bee Bake Shop Seeks Crowdsourced Funds for September Opening

Neighbor Stacie is on target to open her Little Bee Bake Shop in the location of the former Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland, with a September launch date on the calendar and a crowdsourced fund drive underway via Indiegogo: … Continue reading

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New Video Profiles Cortland’s “Optimistic Bike Shop”

Following up on his wonderful profile of Bernal artists Joseph Branchcomb and Toby Klayman, Neighbor Steve Sisler has released his next piece in his “Bernal Heights Conversations” video series: A video about Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener, the glamorous couple that … Continue reading

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ParkletMania Sweeps Cortland as Vino Rosso Seeks Parklet Approval

Is it a fad? Or is it… the fuuuuuuuuuuuture? Suddenly, Cortland is awash in Parkletmania. It started at Neighbor Mutsumi Takehara’s restaurant at 903 Cortland, where construction of a new parklet is now underway following a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign.  Now … Continue reading

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Revealed: The Future of the Former Stray Bar on Cortland

Bernalwood has received lots and lots and lots of questions about the former home of the (much-loved) Stray Bar on Cortland. The interior of the bar was gutted a few weeks back, and a peek through the window reveals a … Continue reading

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Paradigm-Shifting Food Alert: 903 Cortland Makes Very Good Ramen!!

Here in Bernal Heights, history and geography have combined to make our neighborhood proudly self-sufficient. We brew our own beer, distill our own bourbon, can our own pickles, write our own books, code our own apps, and conduct our own … Continue reading

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For Sale: Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland

An observant Bernalwood reader sent us a tip yesterday about a “For Sale” sign in the window of the beloved Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland. So odd. So curious. So confusing. Thus confounded, we picked up the Bernalwood red phone … Continue reading

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