The bar at Hutch. Photo courtesy Hutch.
The communal table at Hutch. Photo courtesy Hutch.
According to Our Oakland blog, ~HUTCH BAR & KITCHEN~ has softly opened and the kitchen is just ramping up this week. This Uptown Oakland project is in the former 2022 lounge. Diablo Dish originally shared details about the project: chef-owner David King (Southpaw BBQ, Delfina, Twenty Five Lusk) is a Memphis native who is going to be offering an array of Southern specialties, including “a Gulf Coast-influenced raw bar stocked with fresh and sustainably fished California seafood,” according to their website. A peek at the raw bar menu reveals oysters, crawfish rémoulade, stone crab claws, and pickled shrimp; small plates include hush puppies and Benton’s ham. Plus there are larger plates like rabbit Brunswick stew and pork and beans (everything is sourced with local/sustainable/organic in mind). There are both classic and new cocktails, like the Heebie Jeebies with mezcal, Cardamaro, lemon, egg white, orange flower water, and fresh nutmeg.
They’re also starting a Sunday Supper program, with a different prix-fixe, family-style dinner every Sunday evening, instead of the regular menu. Last week was fried chicken, and this coming Sunday June 23rd is spaghetti night. Most suppers will be priced around $20, and kids eat for half price. They’ll also be doing monthly dinners with brewers, winemakers, and distillers. The first one will be on Wednesday June 26th at 5pm with North Coast Brewing, and costs $60 per person for five courses of food with beer pairings. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. Regular hours are Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun brunch 10:30am-2:30pm and supper 5pm-10pm, closed Mondays. 2022 Telegraph Ave. at 21st St., 510-419-0622, Oakland.