Category Archives: Food and Drink

Coffee Shop Named Best Coffee Shop in Bernal Heights

No, that headline isn’t a typo. Coffee Shop, a low-key place at 3139 Mission with an eponymous name and no sign out front, remains something of a Precitaville/La Lengua secret. Yet the secret is starting to spread, because Thrillist just proclaimed Coffee Shop … Continue reading

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Vega Freeman-Brady Explains the Inspiration for Bernal Star

The transformation and rebranding of the venerable Liberty Cafe has generated lots of buzz in Greater Cortlandia. Now called Bernal Star, with a menu focused on burgers, Cali-comfort food, and craft beer, your Bernalwood editor observed a thick crowd of curious … Continue reading

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Revealed: Miss Darcy’s Not-So Secret Summer Stroll Macaroon Cookie Recipe

Last week’s Summer Stroll on Cortland was totally glamtacular. The sidewalks were crowded with stylish Bernalese of all ages, seeing and being seen. There was lots of terrific art to find and enjoy. There was music in the streets. And over … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: Martha Stewart Dined at Ichi Sushi Last Night

Perhaps you heard the rumors swirling around La Lengua last night? Well, they’re true: Martha Stewart was in San Francisco yesterday, and she stopped in for dinner at Neighbor Tim and Erin Archuleta’s Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar in Bernal Heights. Here’s … Continue reading

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Mae Krua Kiosk Coming Soon to 331 Cortland, for Thai Food Like Grandma Used to Make

This is Anucha Kongthavorn, and he preparing to set up shop in the fabulous 331 Cortland marketplace. His business will be called Mae Krua, and he will serve up Thai food like grandma used to make. Anucha tells Bernalwood: My name is Anucha Kongthavorn … Continue reading

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3rd Cousin, Formerly Kinfolk, Launches Restaurant Kickstarter Campaign

There’s yet another Kickstarter campaign underway for a new Cortland restaurant going in to the old Pizza Express space. Formerly known as Kinfolk, the new restaurant will be called 3rd Cousin, and chef (and founder) Greg Lutes brings the details: Since you … Continue reading

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New Creamery on Cortland Has a Name, but No Opening Date (Yet)

Since its existence was first revealed here almost one year ago, there hasn’t been much news about the new market and eatery at 800 Cortland that’s going in to the old Bernal Heights Produce store at the corner of Ellsworth. As you recall, … Continue reading

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