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.