Capone's Speakeasy

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s the news for this week.

Capone's opened on Saturday, August 30 and it's already the talk of the town, but not in a good way. The focus of the attention appears to be on the arrest of one of the owners, Mark Strachan, on opening night after getting involved in a dust-up with police. I was there that night and witnessed the scuffle firsthand, although I did not see what preceded the incident.

Sunday Crafternoons have returned to Alameda South Shore Center’s Modern Mouse.

A new addition to the renaissance of eateries that the former Gold's Gym strip of businesses on Encinal Avenue enjoys is Sidestreet Pho, a restaurant that gives a tip of the hat to pre-war Vietnamese street cuisine.