Oakland Dispatch: Scream, Barkada, Kingston 11, and Olde Depot Public House


The partners at Kingston 11. Photo from Facebook.

Some good (potential) news from my Temescal tipster: “Apparently there is a move by some investors to save ~SCREAM SORBET~ … Nathan is hoping that a group of investors, apparently including Mary Canales of Ici, is looking into saving the business.” Fingers crossed. 5030 Telegraph Ave. at 51st St., Oakland.

[Alas, our gossipy tip wasn’t quite correct. Here’s an update from Scream’s Nathan Kurz in a post on Chowhound: “Although we are exploring many options and hope to find a way to continue making our sorbet, the article is not quite correct. We have talked to Ici and several other local businesses about possible collaboration, but this has been separate from our talks with potential investors. Mary has offered kind advice and encouragement but has no plans to invest —- at least not that she has told me! Still, feel free to send other collaborators or illustrious prospects our way.”]

The Temescal tipster also mentions the people planning the bakery in the former Remedy space on Telegraph posted a menu on the window last week. It’s called ~BARKADA BAKERY AND CAFÉ~ (not to be confused with the nearby Barlata) and is due to open this spring. You can check out some pics of the menu here and here, full of breads, tarts, quiche, and more; looks tasty. Anyone have any more details? 4316 Telegraph Ave. at 43rd St., Oakland.

East Bay Express mentions a new Jamaican restaurant called ~KINGSTON 11~. Look for “jerk chicken and other home-style Jamaican specialties,” a full rum bar, and room for 90—owners Adrian Henderson, Nigel Jones, and Andre King are planning to open in April. 2270 Telegraph Ave. at 23rd St., Oakland.

Lastly, over in Jack London Square, ~OLDE DEPOT PUBLIC HOUSE~ is now open (if its website is to be believed). As I mentioned a year ago, the project is from the owners of Beer Revolution, which is just next door. Grub Street originally reported Olde Depot will be just like Beer Revolution, except there will be vegetarian and vegan food, 47-plus taps of local and small breweries, a weekend “beerunch,” and a beer garden. Hours are 12pm-12am daily. 468 3rd St. at Broadway, Oakland.