Severe Water Damage at Miss Pearl's Jam House in Oakland

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Whoa, that’s a lot of water. Photo from chef Eddie Blyden.

Due to a truck backing into a fire hydrant on Saturday morning, ~MISS PEARL’S JAM HOUSE~ in Jack London Square was flooded and is temporarily closed. The spewing water flooded the second floor balcony and then came into the building—chef Eddie Blyden tells me the restaurant was like a tropical rain forest. At least it happened the day after Bourdain’s visit (see the starlet for more on that!). And fortunately chef thought quickly and was able to donate most of the contents of the walk-in to St. Vincent de Paul. Hmmm, I’d say the name of the cross street didn’t bode particularly well … 1 Broadway at Water St., Oakland, 510-444-7171.