Here again we bring you all the food news we didn't get to this past week.
Big bar news: Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove fame is teaming with bar star Alex Smith (Novela, Gitane) to do for gin what he's done for rum at the Cove. Their new project is Whitechapel, a gin-centric bar that's taking over the Noble space at Polk and Turk. There will be food, too, and Cate describes the planned decor as "a Victorian-era distillery that happened to open in an abandoned London Underground station," and it will be "steampunk-friendly." They're aiming for a January opening. [Eater]
And Brewcade will be the name of the aforementioned vintage-arcade bar headed for the Castro. Eater has a few more details on the Blackbird spinoff from owner Shawn Vergara, like the fact that they will allow food to be brought over from next-door Mexican spot, also soon to open, Bandidos (from the Hi Tops folks. They're hoping to open by November. [Inside Scoop, Eater]
Mas Sake, the Marina's perennial favorite sake-bomb spot, closed last week after 15 years in the neighborhood. [Inside Scoop]
East Bay favorite Doughnut Dolly, in Temescal just opened a second location in Berkeley, at 9th and Gilman. This means that even more people will be able to try chef Hannah Hoffman's filled-to-order doughnuts, Wednesday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. [EBX]
And iconic Oakland burger spot Kwik Way has closed yet again, just three years after its 2011 resurrection. The Tribune seems to think this time it's closed for good, but never underestimate Oakland hipsters' love for architecture like this. [Oakland Tribune]