Portfolio Feature: Penrose & Sunday Suppers Fundraiser

Charlie Hallowell’s much anticipated third restaurant, Penrose, opened in November 2013. This mainly raw and grill-based establishment incorporates a unique poured-in-place bar to achieve the specific appearance of troweled concrete. Concreteworks also fabricated the pre-cast columns and footers for the bar and restroom vanities. Hallowell’s other restaurants, also located in Oakland, include his original Pizzaiolo on Telegraph Ave. and Boot and Shoe Service, across the street from Penrose.

Check out Penrose’s Sunday Suppers | A Monthly Fundraiser for East Bay Causes
This Sunday August, 17th, 2014
People’s Kitchen at Penrose
Join Penrose for a multi-course, family style meal to benefit People’s Kitchen, a grassroots restaurant project in Oakland that is committed to building resilient communities by producing educational, social, and cultural programming paired with local, organic, and delicious meals.
Buy Tickets Here! (http://sundaysuppersaug2014.brownpapertickets.com/)
Questions?: sundaysupperseastbay@gmail.com


3311 Grand Ave, Oakland
P. 510-444-1649
Mon-Wed 5:30-10, Bar until 11pm
Thurs-Sat 5:30-10:30, Bar untill 11:30pm




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Portfolio Feature: Martis Camp 1

Working closely with San Francisco based interior designer Martine Paquin, we fabricated many pieces throughout this modern vacation home in the luxury community of Martis Camp between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe in California. Concreteworks features include two fireplaces with custom floor to ceiling board form finish and satin stained pattern finish surrounds, a Japanese style soaking tub with integrated heating, sinks and vanities throughout, benches, stair treads and landings, and a Tinder Cube outdoor firetable.
Designed by Ted Brobst of Ward Young Architecture & Planning.

More Concreteworks residential projects

Photo Credit: Mariko Reed


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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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