After that mess of a flood in October, MISS PEARL’S in Oakland is reopening. And what a night to do so: tonight, on Mardi Gras! Designer Anthony Laurino has made some changes to the décor, but chef Eddie Blyden will still be rocking his menu of modern Southern dishes made with local ingredients. New Orleans-style gumbo, jambalaya, hush puppies, and etouffée will be keeping company with Georgia-style greens, shrimp, and grits, and Carolina low-country bouillabaisse. You can check out the menu here.
The “Jam House” has been dropped from the name, and it will now be known as Miss Pearl’s Restaurant & Lounge. There will still be live music on the weekends (and no cover charge), and happy hour is on weeknights from 3pm-6pm. Sundays bring bottomless mimosas and kids 12 and under eat free at the Mimosa Buffet Brunch. As for tonight, the paint is still wet, but the Mardi Gras celebration will include $5 gumbo and bar bites, $5 Hurricanes and daiquiris, and live music from the Craig Cafall Blues Band, 4pm-midnight. 1 Broadway at Water, Oakland, 510-444-7171.
Miss Pearl’s exterior signage. Photo from Facebook.