Mid-Week Menu: Grand Avenue To Get Deep Dish ‘Star,’ Chop Bar Owner Expands Empire, and East Bay Food Artisans Rake in Awards

Welcome to the Mid-Week Menu, our weekly roundup of East Bay food news.

1) Grub Street brings this bit of exciting news: Little Star Pizza’s delicious deep dish pizza will soon be coming to Oakland — specifically to a suddenly-hoppin’ stretch of Grand Avenue that is already home to Boot and Shoe Service, Camino, Destino, and the recently-reviewed Grand Lake Kitchen. The restaurant will replace the recently-shuttered Milano (3425 Grand Ave.) and will be called The Star — as Inside Scoop noted, Little Star co-founders Brian Sadigursky and Jon Guhl have divvied up their expansion plans and aren’t using the trademarked Little Star name for any of their new restaurants. In his interview with Inside Scoop, Guhl, the proprietor of The Star, said the Grand Ave. spot would have slight menu from the original Little Star locations.

Little Stars exquisite deep dish pizza, coming soon to The Star on Grand Ave. (via Facebook)
  • Little Star’s exquisite deep dish pizza, coming soon to The Star on Grand Ave. (via Facebook)
For me, the takeaway is simple: Now I won’t have to trek all the way to Albany for truly excellent deep dish, and takeout becomes a viable option for the first time.

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