Oakland Beer Hall Closed After Fire; Tacolicious Heads to Palo Alto


Union Square: Grand Café is hosting another of its Misfit dinner series July 19 to 22, this time featuring guinea hen. More details on the dishes here. [Grub Street]
Oakland: CommonWealth Café and Public House, the two-year-old beer hall, is closed after a fire on Sunday that caused at least $100,000 in damages. [EBX, Facebook]
Novato: Remember that huge Southern Pacific Smokehouse place that closed almost as soon as it opened? Well, it’s being taken by Dean Biersch, of Gordon Biersch fame, for a third location of his Hopmonk Tavern concept. [Scoop]
Palo Alto: Tacolicious is plotting an expansion down on the Peninsula, in the Mantra space in Palo Alto. Mantra, meanwhile, is still open. [Scoop]