[Oakland] Oakland News & Notes 2019


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12. Banh Mi Ba Le

1909 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606

(510) 261-9800

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The line moves quickly at Banh Mi Ba Le, which makes what some argue to be the best Vietnamese sandwiches in Oakland. Most sandwiches clock in at about $3 and are stuffed with a generous amount of meat. Don’t miss the version with meatballs and a runny egg — and do throw in a delicious fruit smoothie for kicks.excerpt


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Brown Sugar Kitchen opens on February 20
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Brown Sugar Kitchen

2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
(http://www.brownsugarkitchen.com/)


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excerpts from Sarah Han in Berkeleyside today on the opening day of Brown Sugar Kitchen:

Brown Sugar Kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch (starting at 11:30 a.m.), offering favorites like the aforementioned chicken and waffles, oyster po-boys, BBQ shrimp and grits, beignets and the rest of Holland’s comforting favorites. Dinner service will likely start later this spring, but the full-service bar pours wine, beer and cocktails all day.

Photo, above: Chef Tanya Holland on opening day at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Uptown Oakland. Photo: Sarah Han

Photo, above: Brown Sugar Kitchen’s signature buttermilk fried chicken and cornmeal waffles. Photo: Sarah Han