Luna's Cafe opened, N of downtown Oakland
Luna's Cafe, near 24th and Telegraph, replaced a so-so Japanese/Korean place that replaced an okay Japanese place. But there has been a coming soon sign for almost a year. Today I chanced to walk by, and it's open.
The menu is divided in two, with Eritrean on one side, and Italian on a smaller side. Seemed like an odd combination to me. The Eritrean fare looked pretty standard: not many selections, but this is the closest place to downtown Oakland I've seen.
It may be a while before I get a chance to try it, but any Eritrean fans in the downtown area who want to brave the rain this week...
Ethiopia/Eritrea was an Italian colony (not sure if that's the precise term, but you get the idea), so Italian dishes are common in Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants. I'll be interested in hearing a report -- we can put it on the Ethiopian crawl list (yeah, I haven't forgotten, I'm aiming for an installment next week).