Something new is cooking at Richmond's East Brother Beer Co. (and it smells like fried turkey)

Something new is cooking at Richmond's East Brother Beer Co. (and it smells like fried turkey)
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By Laila Weir - Published on May 12, 2023.

East Bay residents have another reason to head out to the beloved East Brother Beer Co. taproom, tucked away near the Richmond Marina in the East Bay.

Richmond chef Phillip Mitchell and his wife Kim launched a new food popup there Thursday, called Kim’s Louisiana Kitchen, featuring Mitchell's signature deep-fried turkey sliders. 

East Brother explains that Mitchell brines and seasons organic turkeys over three days before deep frying them fresh each day. "All of our turkeys are organic, we don’t inject them, and we do our best to ensure there is no waste," Mitchell is quoted as saying on the East Brother blog.

Mitchell told the Richmond Standard that Kim's Louisiana Kitchen will be at East Brother "regularly," starting out with a presence every other week.

Mitchell is known for his food (particularly his turkey) and good works around Richmond. He's the founder of the R&R Hospitality Academy, a nonprofit organization that provides culinary training to young people from underserved communities, according to East Brother, as well as supporting childhood literacy through neighborhood parties aimed at promoting reading among young people.

Mitchell's endeavors represent a marriage of his Louisiana roots and his wife's local roots – Kim was born in Richmond and her uncle was the town's first black grocer, according to the East Brother blog.

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The East Brother taproom is a popular gathering spot that welcomes families with kids and leashed dogs. It's an indoor-outdoor space with plenty of entertainment on hand — board games, ping pong, and arcade games inside, plus bocce ball and bean bag toss outside — and of course lots of beer on tap.

East Brother doesn't serve food, but normally features nightly food trucks outside for patrons who want some food with their brews (generally a good idea, take it from us). 

"Not only do we support a friend and fellow business owner when we’re lucky enough to host Phillip and Kim in our taproom," says East Brother Beer co-founder Rob Lightner on the company's blog, “but it also means our customers are happy and well-fed. It’s a win-win."

Mitchell also reportedly will be opening a coffee shop soon called R&R Coffee at Richmond's Bridge Storage and Artspace.

The East Brother Beer Co. taproom is located at 1001 Canal Blvd. in Richmond. Current spring taproom hours are Wednesday - Friday 3-8 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit or call (510)-230-4081 for more information.