Mid-Week Menu: Miss Ollie’s and Grand Lake Kitchen Launch Dinner Service, Jon’s Street Eats to Be Reborn as Marrow

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

1) A couple of recently reviewed, previously lunch-centric Oakland restaurants — Miss Ollie’s (901 Washington St.) and Grand Lake Kitchen (576 Grand Ave.) — are launching dinner service. Miss Ollie’s kicked off its evening hours (starting at 5:30 p.m., Tues.-Sat.) last week, and, as Inside Scoop observed, it’s worth noting that some of the rotating lunch specials — like the fried chicken — are available for dinner every night. Check out the full menu here, but know that chef Sarah Kirnon will almost certainly have some adventurous specials up her sleeve each week.

Meanwhile, tonight is the first night Grand Lake Kitchen will serve dinner, starting at 5 p.m. The sample menu I perused didn’t have a single sandwich, and the entrées featured a healthy sprinkling of Eastern European influence: a gulyás (or goulash) with wild mushrooms, kohlrabi, and spring onions; a hunter’s plate featuring veal schnitzel and Hungarian kolbasz sausage; and so forth. There’s also beef brisket and a roasted half chicken served with rye dumplings.

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