Lady Esther's

“Lady Esther’s has been open a little over a week, and the place is already drawing on five decades of Oakland soul-food history. 

The restaurant only recently took over the Frank Ogawa Plaza space last occupied by Crossburgers, but oldtimers should remember the name: In 1968, a Louisiana native named Esther Clay — aka Lady Esther — opened the original Lady Esther’s, then moved the soul food restaurant down the road a few times before settling into the tiny East Oakland storefront at the corner of E. 14th and 53rd streets that it occupied for 27 years. 

Read the full article in the Express

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