Favorite

Oakland’s self-described “butchery restaurant” is a full-service butcher shop that handles whole, sustainably raised animals (broken down into recognizable cuts of meat on-site). It’s also a fully equipped restaurant — and when the deep fryers and immersion circulators get as much mileage as they do here, you aren’t just dabbling in sandwich-making. This is a smart business model: The kitchen staff is able to take hard-to-sell cuts of meat and turn them into delicious stews, sauce bases, and sandwich components. The cheese steak highlights thinly sliced beef sirloin, often overshadowed in the hierarchy of steaks; the double cheeseburger makes use of assorted extra trim, which helps boost the patties’ fat content up to a decadent 25 percent. Sides, for the most part, are similarly meat-centric — the chili and the beef tallow fries are both excellent. Don’t sleep on the salads, though: One that featured marinated beets, pistachios, and pickled watermelon rind nearly stole the show.

— Luke Tsai

Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tags: ,

Features: , , , , , ,

Price: $$-$$$

Payment Type: Cash, Visa, MasterCard

Related Stories

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Friends

Become a Friend

History

Map

Calendar

Most Popular Stories

  • Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup

    Diane Williams fought for two years to stop Oakland Unified from spraying the likely carcinogenic herbicide. And, finally, she was vindicated.
  • 40 in 40

    For our 40th anniversary, we compiled a list of 40 of the Express' memorable in-depth reports and the topics we've loved writing about the most.
  • Where's That Byline?

    Ever wonder what happened to former Express writers, editors, artists, and contributors? We compiled a (non-comprehensive) list of 40 former EBXers.
  • Two PACs Take Aim at Desley Brooks

    Building trades unions and some supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and ex-Mayor Jean Quan are hoping to oust Brooks, but the councilmember’s backers say the PACs are misrepresenting her record.
  • Express Memories

    Current and former staffers talk about what the Express has meant to them.

© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation