Mid-Week Menu: Steel Rail, Darling’s Elixirs, and the Return of The Punchdown
March 11, 2015
By Luke Tsai, Food Editor
Jack London Square is getting a new breakfast-through-dinner cafe called Steel Rail (439 Water St., Oakland). Inside Scoopreports that the restaurant is a collaboration between Temoor Noor (Grand Tavern), Effie Speigler (a chef at the Coliseum), and Stevie Sparkes, who will head up the cafe’s day-to-day operations. Food offerings will mostly consist of salads and sandwiches, with a nice selection of beers on tap. Sparkes, who also runs a network of nonprofit soccer camps for kids, is a native of Jamaica, and customers can expect some jerk on the menu and plenty of reggae on the speakers. The owners are aiming for an early April opening.
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