Everett & Jones
A family-run soul food restaurant, Everett & Jones opened in 1973 and has expanded with multiple locations. The dining room of this Oakland site is casual, with Raiders pennants lining the walls and tables covered with plastic cloths. The specialty beef brisket is marinated and cooked over an oak-burning fire; other grilled options are smoked pork ribs, chicken, and all-beef sausage links. Accompanying sides include cornbread, baked beans, coleslaw, greens, and candied yams. Soul, blues, and jazz musical artists perform weekly.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.