| Posted on August 9, 2015

The Advocate Opens to a Warm Welcome in Berkeley’s Elmwood Neighborhood (KQED Food Bay Area Bites)

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Lining up for the opening of The Advocate in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood. (Kim Westerman)

The line was down the block by 5:20pm last night in anticipation of the opening of The Advocate, Berkeley’s new restaurant from John Paluska and Andrew Hoffman, the partners behind downtown’s wildly successful Comal.

At The Advocate, they’ve turned their attention to the flavors of Morocco and North Africa in the more general context of clean Mediterranean flavors framed by local ingredients. Chef John Griffiths leads the charge in the kitchen, while Matthew Campbell and Corin Weihemuller (both from Comal) oversee the cocktail program and wine/beer list, respectively.

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