Berkeley restaurants

Filipino-inspired Churro Turon ice cream lands at Humphry Slocombe Via Señor Sisig

Thanks to a sweet collaboration between two popular companies, a Filipino-inspired ice cream flavor is now available at all six Bay Area Humphry Slocombe locations. The experimental ice cream company has teamed up with the now permanent Filipino American restaurant Senor Sisig for a cinnamon and banana ice cream called “churron” – a mix of “churro” and “turon”, the dessert filipino similar to lumpia except filled with banana and coated in caramelized sugar.

According to SFGATE, the collaboration comes as the two companies prepare to become neighbors at the Ferry Building. As Eater SF reported in May, Senor Sisig will open a food hall outpost this summer, taking over the space formerly occupied by Brown Sugar Kitchen. The restaurant will be the first Senor Sisig outpost to serve cocktails, which will stick to the theme by blending Filipino and Mexican flavors like ube, pandan and calamansi.

‘Churron’ ice cream is now available by the scoop and pint at all Humphry Slocombe stores.

What to know about Miss Ollie’s ex-chef’s new pop-up

San Francisco Chronicle Food critic Soleil Ho has done the work to figure out exactly how former Miss Ollie chef Sarah Kirnon’s new Holder’s House pop-up works. Per Ho is intentionally “highly under the radar” with an ad hoc menu of around eight items that changes daily and can only be found on Instagram. The menu usually goes up around 4:30 p.m. that day, and you’ll need to head to 478 25th Street in Oakland to place your order. “Show up when you have enough free time and bring a table mate you really want to talk to,” warns Ho, adding that later diners might find the items are already sold out.

Here’s what to order at this new pastrami grocery store

The the Chronicle also has a guide to what to order at Berkeley’s recently opened Delirama, a “pastrami paradise,” the newspaper describes. Here are their tips: try the pastrami bacon bagel sandwich, a pastrami-onion bialy or a vegan Reuben sandwich.

Berkeley gets pizza place from Benu alum and Pizza Hacker

State Flour Pizza Company is coming to 2985 College Avenue this fall, Berkeleyside reports, and chef and owner Derek Lau has some serious cooking skills: He spent time at Michelin-starred Benu and Saison before working at Pizza Hacker. He says his pizzeria will serve “14” thin round pies and 12″ Sicilian squares,” aiming for the restaurant to be a neighborhood spot similar to Rose Pizzeria (also in Berkeley).

Sacramento brewery owners save popular restaurant from closing

The Bee reports that Urban Roots Brewing and Smokehouse owners Rob Archie and Peter Hoey have announced plans to take over East Sacramento’s The Shack restaurant, which closed after 17 years in late July. The owners made the announcement on Facebook saying “there is still a lot to do before we can open but stay tuned for more details”.

California becomes first state to offer free, universal school lunch

On average, 1 in 5 Californians don’t know where their next meal will come from, but this year every child in California schools will have access to a free lunch, reports ABC7. The Universal Meals program is part of Assembly Bill 130, which Governor Newsom signed into law last July.