WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE AN ASTROPHYSICIST WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL BARTENDER
& BAY AREA ROOTS?
ANSWER: COPPER SPOON
This women owned enterprise started its beginnings when Vita and Carmen jumped off a cliff together and bought a beat up 1979 food truck from a Bishop on High street in East Oakland. The truck was lovingly named Sassy short for Sassafras Seagrass. Like Copper Spoon, Sassafras Seagrass focused on deliciously decadent ways to combine flavor with variety and simplicity. Carmen and Vita found the most elegant forms of food to be rooted in tradition and heirloom recipes. Sassy ran until she didn’t when one day her brakes went out and, instead of kariming through international blvd, Carmen made the decision to take Sassy down and crash her into an telephone pole. No beings, properties or telephone poles were damaged but Sassy had seen her final days.
AFTER THIS THE DECISION WAS ON THE TABLE TO:
1. Part ways saying “thanks for the wild ride, it was fun
while it lasted.”
2. Jump off the moving train and do what they always wanted, which was to open a brick and mortar
Well, you know the answer to this decision and so was born Copper Spoon. When Art’s Crab Shak (this is the correct spelling, look it up) was for sale after the long standing owner passed away, Carmen and Vita knew this would be the perfect spot. A long time watering hole of Oakland, Art’s had a legacy that Vita and Carmen wanted to continue. Vita’s long time residency as a bartender in Oakland made her fall in love with the community vibe that can only be found in the Town. Her time at Benjamin Cooper and Prize Fighter gave her a taste of technique and experimentation she had to bring to her community focused bar. This melding gave way to the name Copper Spoon. Copper because throughout all the changes it only becomes more beautiful.
And here we are at another beginning in 2021. We thank you for your support and patients as we figure out how to move through this new post pandemic dining experience.