Coqueta and Tribune Tavern OpenOAKLAND—Also open this week: Tribune Tavern, the latest Oakland project from the busy Chris Pastena (Chop Bar, Lungomare). With lots of turn-of-the-century details, this former newsroom's a stunner, and Huw Thornton's British pub grub menu should play nicely with a top-notch beer and cocktail offering. Check out the interior and the food and drink menus.
April 15, 2013
Bites: What’s new in East Bay food, XVIIITRIBUNE TAVERN The hot restaurant opening of the week happened Wednesday with the arrival of another big Chris Pastena eatery in Oakland (he’s behind Chop Bar and Lungomare and has others up his sleeve). Tribune Tavern is housed in the former Oakland Tribune building at 401 13th St., at Franklin. A meat-centric gastropub menu is overseen by chef Huw Thornton, who most recently worked at the short-lived Locanda da Eva in Berkeley. Before that he was at A16 and SPQR in San Francisco. One early review was more than positive. Oaklavore called the restauran’ts trotter and cheek fritters “nothing short of amazing.“
April 12, 2013