Sarah Kirnon was the chef at San Francisco’s The Front Porch before coming to this side of the bay as opening chef at Hibiscus. She’s since moved on to open Miss Ollie’s, her own spot in the former Jesso’s location about a month and a half ago. Named after the chef’s grandmother, it’s a casual restaurant, currently only open for lunch, that serves food from her native Barbados and other parts of the Caribbean. Sarah Kirnon seems to be known for her fried chicken (dark or white, $2.50, wing, $1.50) and when I stopped by with some friends a couple weeks ago, it was crispy and juicy but also oversalted. Maybe it was just that batch. We also tried the coconutty Rice and Peas ($3.50) and the spicy Salt Fish & Ackee (with plantains, scotch bonnets, spring onions, sweet peppers, hard dough bread $8.25). Unfortunately, there were some problems with timing and the hard dough bread didn’t arrive at our table until we were almost finished eating. I’ll wait until dinner service is added but you will definitely see me there again to try dishes like Curry Goat, Crab & Grits and….wait for it….Oxtail.
901 Washington, Oakland
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