Release the fried chicken and waffles! Tanya Holland must not be getting much sleep right now, since she just opened the BROWN SUGAR KITCHEN location in the Ferry Building, and her new Uptown Oakland location, both at once! BSK is now in the former Il Cane Rosso space, serving her famed buttermilk fried chicken and cornmeal waffles, along with smoked chicken and shrimp gumbo, buttermilk or bacon-scallion-cheddar biscuits, sandwiches, sides, and breakfast items too (peek at the menu here—breakfast is available until 11am). Soft opening hours are 8am to 2pm (closed Monday) until February 26th, when it will switch to Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-6pm, and Sun 11am-5pm. 1 Ferry Bldg., Ste. 41.
As for the Uptown location, Eater reports it’s opening on Wednesday February 20th in the former Picán and Ozumo location, which was divided into smaller restaurant spaces. After numerous construction delays, the new space will open with 85 seats and a large bar—yup, there’s full liquor. It’s just serving breakfast and lunch for now, with dinner coming in the spring. Hours for now are Tue-Sat 7am-2pm and Sun 8am-2pm. 2295 Broadway at 23rd St., Oakland.
BSK’s impeccable waffles (at its original location). Yelp photo by Pei K.