Gone are the days of Brown Sugar Kitchen’s crispy fried chicken with golden cornmeal waffles and tangy apple cider syrup. Tanya Holland’s famous soul food restaurant, one of Oakland’s most famous restaurants, has closed its doors for good after nearly 15 years in business.
Holland told Berkeleyside, who reported the news, that the pandemic has made it difficult for the restaurant to balance, especially after it closed the outpost of Brown Sugar Kitchen’s Ferry Building in early 2020. Last year, she filed the Chapter 11 toll in an effort to keep his Oakland restaurant open. Holland confirmed the closure with The Chronicle but declined an interview.