Handlebar, an Off-Shoot of Fivetenburger, Headed to Berkeley

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Chef Robles, you see, has a handlebar mustache. Photo: via SFoodie

The liquor licenses today bring news of Handlebar, a new restaurant with a full bar on its way to 984 University Avenue (between 8th and 9th Street) in Berkeley. The space is the former Templebar Tiki Bar & Grill, and Fivetenburger chef-owner Roland Robles and partner Jennifer Seideman are behind the project. Grub Street spoke to Robles who says he's just now in escrow on the space and there's nothing to report yet about the concept, but he's aiming for a spring opening. And, obviously, there will be good burgers. In the meantime, you can find the Fivetenburger trucks (there are now two) at various locations via Twitter, and last night they were at the innaugural Off the Grid North Beach at Joe DiMaggio playground.