This could be the finest neighborhood hangout in Oakland from a hearty meat-centric perspective, and lives up to its roots that mimic a West African roadside bar-restaurant. Go for snacks, a beer, or glass of wine on tap mid-day; squeeze your way in for weekend brunch for a famous bloody Mary and pork belly hash; or dig into the epic Marin Sun Farms pork chop for dinner. Enjoy the reclaimed mismatched wood and sit at communal table. Gravlax, poutine, or mussels, anyone? How about artisan cheese, fusillini, or confit? The vibe is comfortable and hip, the portions are generous and flavorful, and the staff has service down to an art.