Openings Across the Bridges: Belcampo Meat in Larkspur, Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland

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The interior at Belcampo Meat Co. Photo by Jack Schow.

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The counter at Grand Lake Kitchen; photo courtesy of Facebook.

New, Yreka-based ranch ~BELCAMPO MEAT CO.~ has opened their first retail shop, in Larkspur’s Marin Country Mart. The space houses a full-scale butcher shop, including beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. They also sometimes stock rabbit and goat, plus specialty poultry items, depending on the season. They are currently taking orders for holiday turkey and goose, so now’s the time to check it out. The retail mercantile also sells Blue Bottle coffee, rillette, terrines, and other locally-sourced gourmet products. If all that grocery shopping piques your appetite, you can order a casual breakfast or lunch while you’re there. The butcher shop and mercantile is open 9am-8pm daily, and the restaurant is open 9am-3pm daily. 2405 Larkspur Landing Circle, Building 4, Larkspur. 415-448-5810.

As reported earlier on tablehopper (although back then it was called La Grand Jatte Kitchen), now open near Lake Merritt is ~GRAND LAKE KITCHEN~. The deli/diner from May Seto (previously a GM at Delfina and wine buyer for The PlumpJack Group) serves healthy and affordable sandwiches, salads, and take-home items (take a look at the menu here). There’s a 12-seat counter and outdoor tables—and then there’s the lake, just out the door. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-7:30pm. 576 Grand Ave. at El Embarcadero, Oakland, 510-922-9582.