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Stag's Lunchette
Oh deer! Incredible sandwiches in Oak-town.

If you thought Stag's Lunchette would be a place in Uptown Oakland where adult male deers hang out and eat sandwiches, you'd be embarrassingly wrong, but if you thought Stag's Lunchette would be a place in Uptown Oakland where adult male people hang out and eat sandwiches then you'd be a freaking genius, because starting Monday, that's exactly what you'll be able to do there

From the same folks who brought you bar-cum-butcher shop Dogwood, Stag's feels like the type of place, um, adult male deers would hang out, with a farmhouse aesthetic buoyed by an amazing slatted walnut door, counter, and tables with hand-pounded metal legs, plus lights made from old gas cans. The totally-different-every-time menu will start with breakfast (say... slow-poached eggs with house-cured bacon) and end with five-to-six seasonally driven lunchtime sandos like suckling porchetta w/ pickled radish, Meyer lemon aioli & Stag's XX spicy habanero sauce; crab cake on brioche w/ fried pancetta & pickled fennel aleppo aioli; and housemade pastrami basted in butter & demi-glaze w/ Emmental and ginger kraut, or Angela Merkel's super-cool nickname at the UN

For washing it all down, they'll be steaming up local Roast Coffee Co grounds and making sodas in-house, plus, down the line, adding beer and wine, which'll probably lead to you doing something even more embarrassingly wrong than mistaking deer for people.

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1. Stag's Lunchette 362 17th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Due to the name, we don't blame you for maybe thinking that Stag's Lunchette, in Uptown Oakland, is a spot designed for adult male deers to have a meal in the early afternoon. But, not to disappoint or anything, we have to inform you that you're wrong. Instead, SL is a place designed for adult male humans to have a meal in the early afternoon. Head over to get your fill of sandwiches, none of which, thankfully, contain stag.

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