Legume + Butterjoint to open Pie For Breakfast
Trevett and Sarah Hooper, owners of North Oakland’s Butterjoint and Legume are set to open Pie For Breakfast this winter in the space next to Butterjoint.
Pie For Breakfast will serve breakfast all week and have lunch and dinner service Monday through Saturday. There will also be an adjoining bakery with breakfast pastries, desserts, and coffee to go. Beer, wine, and spirits, will also be available.
The concept for Pie For Breakfast is inspired by the Hooper’s road trips. Having crossed the country three times with yearly drives to Maine and several family road trips to the South, this restaurant is what Trevett is always searching for while he’s on the road:”simple regional cooking, made from scratch, with unprocessed ingredients. Pie For Breakfast is how I imagine an American country restaurant might have been before WWII, before our food system was on the fast track to hyper-industrialization, which short-order cooking was highly skilled, and a simple restaurant could afford to make a great deal of their food from scratch.”
The menu will center around local, organic whole grains, grass-fed dairy products, pork, and eggs, and include yeasted buckwheat pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, eggs, granola, homemade kefir, homemade breakfast sausages and hams, and pies and other baked goods. Around 11 am, sandwiches, salads, and soups will be added to the menu and be served alongside breakfast until 3 pm.
The main focus of the dinner menu will be “meat and three” in which diners choose an animal protein and three veggies and/or starches from a list of ten or so dishes. Dishes such as fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, homemade sausages, ham steak, meatloaf, stuffed cabbage, and ham steaks will rotate on and off the menu, while sides will include greens, black eyed peas, pickled vegetables, cornbread, biscuits, baked beans, seasonal vegetables, and whole grains.
Even though summer just arrived, we can’t wait for winter now.