Clove and Hoof is a shared passion project inspired by its two owners, John Blevins and Analiesa Gosnell. The Restaurant and Butcher Shop cohabitate the Oakland space and create a beautiful lifecycle for whole animals – beef, pork, lamb, chicken, rabbit and duck. The animals all come from farms that never, ever use antibiotics or hormones and are raised using responsible and humane methods. The ranches are hand picked with the highest regard to animal husbandry and ultimate tastiness for you.
Prior to opening shop, John and Ana have opened two restaurants together and took a long trip to France to cut and cure with Kate Hill and the acclaimed Chapolard family at their hog farm. Upon returning to Oakland they started building Clove and Hoof and are always working to build up the business.