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.
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.