Alright, East Bay, here’s your weekly roundup of food and drink news:
San Leandro-based specialty-food chain A.G. Ferrari Foods declared bankruptcy earlier this week, citing rising costs and a still-slow economy. The chain’s Solano Avenue store closed on Sunday night; the Sunnyvale store shuttered shortly thereafter. According to a story in yesterday’s Chron, the 92-year-old company isn’t necessarily planning on closing all of its eleven remaining stores, but is in the process of renegotiating its leases and reorganizing its finances.
- It’s been real, A.G. Ferrari
According to SFoodie, Eastlake will soon be getting a new gourmet take-out spot, Berlyn’s Gourmet Eatery, helmed by Dontaye Ball and Larry McClendon. The restaurant will have limited seating and will serve sandwiches, salads, and the like, in addition to a daily specials menu and soul food entrees like gumbo and jambalaya. According to McClendon’s Twitter feed, Berlyn’s is set for a soft opening next week, while SFoodie indicates it’ll open officially on April 23.