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Brown Sugar Kitchen - West Oakland

gordon wing | Jan 30, 200806:22 PM

Dropped by this morning to have a late breakfast at 11am ..... they start the lunch menu at Noon..... enjoyed a nice plate of stone ground grits and two poached eggs with some cheddar cheese. Also had to try the black skillet cornbread with brown sugar butter.
I don't often order grits ( but I love polenta ) so I don't have a lot of past dishes to compare to but these were almost fluffy .... creamy, with still some texture .... the cheese was an added dimension. the eggs were cooked just right - tender whites and runny yolks. The seasoning was satisfying but not over the top .... good comfort food for a chilly day. Enjoyed their version of cornbread - the cast iron skillet gives it a real crust but it's still moist in the middle .... with a touch of sweetness from the brown sugar butter. The cornbread itself is not particularly sweet - it's got a background of richness but is not dripping with butter like the last version I had at T-Rex. (which I enjoyed for the first few bites) The style of food is relatively simple but well executed. The place was filling up as I left. They are off to a good start .... they only opened recently.
I look forward to returning to try the gumbo or the ribs, etc.....


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