Nosy – Garbage Bread

photo: Christina Mitchell

Portal opened about a week and a half ago and I stopped by the other day with my friend who lives  in the neighborhood.  First time restaurateur Warren Rector has put together a comfortable indoor space and a fabulous patio with a view of Lake Merritt.  And, chef Eric Evert (Hudson, Jimmy Bean’s, Lalime’s) has created an interesting menu with dishes like Garbage Bread – grilled pizza dough, topped with fresher than fresh organic veggies, rolled up like a burrito, sliced and served with spicy marinara and tart pesto.  With beer, wine and a newly unveiled brunch menu, let’s just say, if I lived in the neighborhood I would be a regular.
Mon – Fri, 5 – 11pm, Sat and Sun, 11am – 11pm
1611 2nd Ave, Oakland