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A Beginner's Guide to Oakland - The Bold Italic - San Francisco

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Hipsters! You can get your vegan donuts, tousled haircuts, and overpriced pizzas in the East Bay too!

The soul food they mention is not the House of Chicken and Waffles?!

Brenda's Soul Food (Tenderloin) / Brown Sugar Kitchen (West Oakland)      

If you wake up on a Sunday morning and want nothing more than to travel to a somewhat shady neighborhood to wait in line for amazing soul food, then Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland will satisfy you every bit as much as Brenda's in the Tenderloin. Brown Sugar Kitchen serves up truly fantastic soul food and even has a piano player outside on weekends to distract you from that deep hankering (or hangering?) for fried chicken while you wait.

Heh... how can I put this nicely?  I have been to House of Chicken and Waffles many times, and quite rarely seen a white person in there.  Never has said eater of Caucasian persuasion been young and hip.

I see. So it's a good place to go to not just for the food but also to get away from hipsters. Cool. :)