Shake Shack set to open at Westfield Oakridge mall in San Jose

New York-born burger chain Shake Shack has signed a lease on space at San Jose’s Westfield Oakridge mall, according to the Mercury News. It’s the same mall that recently hosted a much-anticipated outpost of Asian supermarket 99 Ranch, which debuted in late March. According to signs posted outside the mall, San Jose’s second Shake Shack restaurant is set to debut by late fall 2022. The mall is located on Blossom Hill Road and features an impressive array of restaurants, including Meet Fresh, which serves Taiwanese sweet desserts, and Umai Savory Hot Dogs, both of which opened in late 2021.

Meet Peli, “Palo Alto’s Greediest Dog”

Palo Alto Online introduces readers to Peli, Palo Alto’s “most feared food critic” – who also happens to be a dog. According to the report, the 7-year-old Aussiedoodle loves Vina Enoteca focaccia and is often recognized for dining at some of the area’s most popular brunch spots.

Bay Area Restaurant Vet Will Open ‘Modern Soul Food Restaurant’

Chef Geoff Davis has spent more than a decade working at some of the Bay Area’s top restaurants, including Flour + Water, Cyrus and True Laurel – but now he’ll strike out on his own with a pop-up that it hopes to transform into a stand-alone restaurant by the end of this year. Named Burdell after his maternal grandmother, the restaurant will be “a modern soul food restaurant serving nostalgic California cuisine,” Davis told the the Chronicle.

Want to start a festival in Sacramento? You can get a grant for this

The Sacramento Bee says you can get up to $7,500 to start an event or festival in the city through the “City of Festivals” program. The money, which comes from the American Rescue Plan, can be used for “policing, permits, portable toilets and fencing”, the Bee reports.

Edwin S. Wolfe