I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
From the story in SFGate:
The four-star chef - an Oakland resident - has taken over a fried chicken joint in the Uptown district (2214 Broadway) with plans to open by early summer. But whereas Bracina will slant toward rustic, open-hearth cuisine, Plum will be more like a younger sibling of Coi, albeit with lower prices. With modern, ingredient-driven dishes falling in the $9-$19 range, it'll resemble Coi's lounge menu, but better, according to Patterson.
"This will be Coi as a neighborhood restaurant," he says, "high-energy, bustling and much more approachable."
The 45-seater will feature an open kitchen and 11-seat counter, with hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Il Cane Rosso's Lauren Kiino will be the opening chef, staying in place until Bracina premieres.
But that's not all. A few months post-opening, Patterson will take over the adjacent storefront, extending Plum to include a bar area. When that opens (hopefully by winter), consultant Scott Beattie - the maestro best known for his cocktail program at Cyrus - will run the show.
It's the latest in a restaurant boom for Oakland's Uptown, which later this month will welcome the second, bigger location of cult favorite Bakesale Betty (2228 Broadway).
Sounds like a very nice addition to the Oakland restaurant scene, which we just liked so much with our recent visit to Camino.