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New restaurants in Oakland: Hello Bistro; Kahila's Taste, Authentic Caribbean Kitchen

Hello Bistro, a quick-service burger-and-salad eatery, is opening soon in the bustling 3600 block of Central Oakland.  A project of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, the bistro will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will feature the company’s trademark Superburger and salad bar, as well as beer and wine.

“It was designed to be something that capitalizes on our heritage and our commitment to Pittsburgh,” says Mark Broadhurst, director of concept development.  “We think this is something a little different... [but] the best things that people love most about Eat'n Park.”

The bistro is scheduled to open June 28th, and will seat up to 60 guests.  Service style will be similar to the company’s other Oakland concept, The Porch at Schenley, where guests order at the counter, and are then waited on at tables.

Broadhurst says the burgers will be similar to what is offered at an Eat'n Park restaurant.

“We've been doing that since 1949, and people love the Superburger, so we figured there's no reason to touch that,” he says. 

The restaurant replaces the former Rue 21 retail store in this space, which has been completely remodeled. 

Also now open in North Oakland is Kahila’s Taste: Authentic Caribbean Kitchen. The menu features traditional dishes from throughout the Caribbean, including several types of roti; rice and peas; curry chicken, goat, and tofu; ox tail; and jerk chicken.

The restaurant also specializes in vegetarian and vegan options, and house-made juice and teas.

Owner Kahila Miller has already earned a following at the Pittsburgh Public Market, in the Strip District, where she has operated a food stand for the past several years.

Kahila’s Taste, 305 N. Craig Street, Oakland.  412-377-7951.

Writer:  Andrew Moore
Source:  Mark Broadhurst
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