The dream of bringing again Flint’s Barbecue, an East Bay legend again within the ’70s and ’80s, to a brand new Oakland location is on pause. However the household’s well-known barbecue sauce and coarse-ground hyperlinks would possibly go to a close-by metropolis.
Crystal Martin, the granddaughter of Willie Flintroy — who based the unique Flint’s in East Oakland in 1968 — has been trying to resurrect Flint’s for two years. After some failed lease negotiations, Martin signed Flint’s on to hitch a brand new CloudKitchens ghost kitchen facility in North Oakland earlier this yr. The ghost kitchen, a famously secretive firm led by ex-Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, made headlines when neighbors tried to fight it.