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Juhu Beach Club Aiming for March 1 Opening in Temescal

Mistry organizing her spices in the new space.

Mistry organizing her spices in the new space.Photo: Courtesy of Preeti Mistry

Just after the new year we learned that chef Preeti Mistry had found a new space for her Indian street food-inspired Juhu Beach Club, in the former SR24 space at 5179 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland's Temescal district. The space, as she tells the East Bay Express, is larger than she'd wanted, but it had the advantage of being up to code and basically turnkey. And after she moved to Oakland and watched all the openings happen there last year, "It seemed like the obvious choice was to open here." The plan is to open for lunch only starting around March 1, with dinner service to follow as soon as her liquor license clears. And the menu will feature slider sizes of her pav bhaji sandwiches, several varieties of curry, spicy chicken wings, and something she's calling Mom’s Guju Chili which is based on a traditional recipe for mung bean soup, but which her American friends kept saying was like chili. Stay tuned for more as the opening approaches. [EBX, Earlier]

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