Guide to Bay Area Restaurants

We often have the pleasure of working with great restaurants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for projects large and small. Take a tour of some of the restaurants we have contributed to over the past few years in our 2014 Restaurant Guide.


  • Penrose (Oakland)
  • Abbot’s Cellar (SF)
  • Outerlands (SF)
  • Roka Akor (SF)
  • Sightglass Coffee (SF)
  • Trou Normand (SF)
  • Haven (Oakland)
  • St. George Spirits (Alameda)
  • Saltwater Oyster Depot (Inverness)
  • Pizzeria Delfina (Burlingame)

For the full list with descriptions check out our most recent newsletter ‘Concreteworks Guide to Bay Area Restaurants

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Tahoe Quarterly and the Mountain Home Awards

The Summer issue of the Tahoe Quarterly came out last week, which has us revisiting the 11th annual Mountain Home Awards presented in the spring. We have had the pleasure of working with architects and designers in the Lake Tahoe area for many years. Over the years the Tahoe Quarterly’s Mountain Home Awards has featured some beautiful homes with Concreteworks pieces.

Here are a few of the winners from 2013 and 2014:

Martis Camp 1 House “2014 - Contemporary”
Concreteworks fire and bath features, stair treads, and indoor and outdoor benches

Ridge House “2014 – Outstanding Achievement”
Concreteworks bath sinks

Martis Camp 2 House “2013 – Legacy Award”
Concreteworks countertops and bath features


2014 Mountain Home Awards
2013 Mountain Home Awards

Photo Guide: Martis Camp 1: 1-6 | Ridge House: 7-9 | Martis Camp 2: 10-13

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Outerlands now open!

Outerlands restaurant in San Francisco is now open following a renovation and expansion into the neighboring space, formerly Wo’s Chinese Restaurant. Additional seating and a full bar were added, as well as a transition to a new chef, Greg Kuzia-Carmel (Per Se, Altamarea Group).

The beautiful existing natural wood elements continue into the new space designed by owners David Muller and Lana Porcello. We are pleased to have worked with Muller and Porcello to provide new concrete bartops throughout the restaurant as well as a restroom sink.

Check out SF Eater’s article and photos: “Take a Tour of Outerlands’ Stunning New Renovation”

4001 Judah St. @ 45th Ave.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 661-6140

Cafe Hours Mon-Fri 8am-10am
Lunch Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Brunch Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Bar bites & cocktails 3pm-5:30pm daily (bites at 4pm)
Dinner 5:30pm-10pm daily

Photo Credit: Mariko Reed

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“The Possible” exhibit at BAM closes this Sunday

This Sunday May 25, 2014 “The Possible” exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum closes after four months of interactive art displays including the fermentation indigo dye vat fabricated by Concreteworks.

The vat was used to dye silk, hemp, linen, and cotton fabric, yarn to be woven on the loom at the museum, wool fleece, and wood. With many different methods of dying the pieces, each material came out unique.

The closing ceremony is tomorrow, Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets go here.

Check it out before it’s gone!

The Possible at the Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Wednesday -Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Photos by OGAARD :: Textile Work via Instagram – @o_g_a_a_r_d (and @lenacorwin for image 1)

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2014 James Beard Foundation Awards | Winners

The James Beard Foundation Awards took place on Monday, May 5th in New York City. Among the winners are Daniel Patterson of Coi for Best Chef: West and Jensen Architects with Shed for Outstanding Restaurant Design: 76 Seats and Over.

The award is “the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America” as stated on the James Beard Foundation site. The awards recognize a variety of fields in the food industry that excel in their craft.

We have had the pleasure of working with the Daniel Patterson Group fabricating outdoor planter tables at Haven restaurant in Oakland (pictured) and Jensen Architects on many projects over the years.

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Daniel Patterson
San Francisco

Outstanding Restaurant Design
76 Seats and Over f
or the Best Restaurant Design or Renovation in North America Since January 1, 2011
Design Firm: Jensen Architects
Designers: Scott Davis, Mark Jensen, Lincoln Lighthill, Dean Orr, and Andy Pluess
Project: Shed, Healdsburg, CA

Congratulations to all of the winners!

See the full list of winners here.

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